From 2016 to 2017 Fojo Media Institute was contracted by UNESCO to support the Jordanian media in its ambition to establish a self-regulatory mechanism. Fojo hosted a group of senior media representatives and brought them to the UK, Denmark and Sweden to experience three different types of media self-regulation. The study tour was followed-up by a Fojo facilitated round-table discussion in Amman. A number of the participating media established in-house Readers’ Ombudsmen inspired by the study tour.
The initiative was partof the Support to Media in Jordan programme, funded by the EU and implemented by UNESCO.
Partner: UNESCO office in Amman
Contact person: Hanadi Gharaibeh
During the same period (2016-2017) Fojo Media Institute with our partner Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) and leading members from the Eye of Corruption Sweden have implemented the second phase of the Eye of Corruption Global Network project.
Activities to date include educational webinars with selected investigative journalists from nine MENA countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine and Yemen), network gatherings/workshops andfocused work with an investigation in the MENA-region. The project also contains a strong learning/mentoring component, where investigative journalists from Eye of Corruption Sweden meet investigative journalists from the MENA-region to work and learn together, share information and develop knowledge of and skills to uncover corruption.
Eye on Corruption Global Network currently has members/partners from the following countries: Sweden, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia and Jordan.
For more information see: Arab Reporters For Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)
Webinar: ARIJ-FOJO launch e-training on cross-border investigations