• Online Freedom in the Balance

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

  • Online Freedom in the Balance

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Against a backdrop of tightening government restrictions on freedom of expression across the Middle East and North Africa, Internews recently held a series of four intensive workshops on Internet policy and digital safety. The two-day workshops served some 100 journalists, bloggers, netizens and members of civil society groups in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia.

  • Innovation Labs Attract Wide Public Interest in Jordan

    Two participants discussing
    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Using ideas and input solicited from the public, the camp’s participants worked on digital solutions as varied as citizen media monitoring groups and apps for streaming traffic updates to monitoring produce prices via SMS. The event attracted dozens of twitter followers who requested similar events are conducted in the future.

  • 'Reforming local media outlets key to instilling culture of accountability'

    'Reforming local media outlets key to instilling culture of accountability'
    Sunday, October 23, 2011

    DEAD SEA - Reforming local media outlets in the region is key to instilling a culture of accountability to be observed and respected by governments, a media expert said on Saturday.

    Jamal Dajani, vice president at Internews Network for the Middle East and North Africa, said local media outlets are more capable of enforcing accountability on local governments than regional outlets.

    But Dajani, who is also a blogger, warned that there is a prevalent distrust of local media in the region.

    “Why do people refer to regional media outlets rather than receive news from their own media?” he asked.

  • Practicioners Focus on Media Law in the Middle East

    Participants in the media law meeting
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011

    (July 5, 2011) Internews’ Global Human Rights Program and the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, brought together Egyptian, Jordanian, and Tunisian media professionals and legal experts to the Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary to discuss the future of media institutions and the current state of media law and policy and regulatory frameworks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  • The Struggle for Middle East Democracy

    The Struggle for Middle East Democracy
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    And those who assured us that Arab autocracies would last for decades, if not longer, were wrong. In the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, academics, analysts and certainly Western policymakers must reassess their understanding of a region entering its democratic moment.