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The Faculty of Mass Communication at Zarqa University Organizes a Seminar on Press Freedom in Jordan
Date 05-05-2021


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On Wednesday, the Faculty of Mass Communication at Zarqa University organized a symposium entitled "Press Freedoms in Jordan: Reality and Ambition", to celebrate World Press Freedom Day.

The Acting Head of the Jordanian Journalists Syndicate, Yanal Al-Barmawi, indicated during his participation in the symposium via video communication technology that there is a strong tendency to reconsider the Journalists Syndicate law, which aims to do justice to students of media faculties in Jordanian universities, so that it gives them the right to join the syndicate immediately after graduation.

In turn, the Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication at Yarmouk University, Dr. Khalaf Al-Tahat, presented the challenges facing the Jordanian media.

Al-Tahat explained that the challenges are represented by intruders in the journalism profession and the chaos witnessed by the press and media sector in Jordan, in addition to the lack of trust between the official narrative and public opinion in general.

Media and legal expert and specialist in publishing and freedoms issues, Yahya Shukeir, stressed the importance of providing journalists with information and their right to obtain it so that they can practice their work freely.

Shukeir also stressed the importance of journalists having the professional, technical and technical skills necessary to practice journalistic work freely in order to serve the public interest.

For his part, the Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication at Zarqa University, Dr. Amjad Safouri, who moderated the symposium, stressed that freedom of the press means working in an enabling environment in which journalistic professional principles, ethics, constitutions and legislation that guarantees the right to obtain, receive and publish information are respected.

            At the end of the seminar, which was attended by faculty members in the faculty, an extensive discussion took place, during which the participants answered questions and inquiries from the students.