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