Jordan

The Internews office in Jordan has served as a regional hub for many activities in the Middle East and North Africa, including coordination of a Social Media Camp that brought together innovative individuals from within the community to help find technological solutions to social problems. Internews, in partnership with 7iber Labs, brought together over 50 activists, journalists, social entrepreneurs, graphic designers and programmers. 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.

In Jordan, Internews has worked with university and youth radio stations. Through DRL funding in 2008, Internews established Farah Al Nas community radio station in Eastern Amman and trained its staff in journalism skills and radio production. Farah Al Nas is an important player on the media scene in Jordan today. The Sawt al Karak university-run community radio was also set up by Internews shortly afterwards. Farah Annas staff trained Sawt Al Karak volunteer students in radio production and programming with the support of Internews. Sawt Al Karak is the most listened to station in the south.

 

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