Journalists get training on humanitarian reporting

Date: 3/22/06

Journalists from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria are currently participating in a training course on reporting from a humanitarian perspective.


The course in Amman, Jordan, began March 19 and concludes March 28. The online radio station Amman Net organized the training for 20 journalists with support from the National Endowment for Democracy.


According to Amman Net, the main goal is to help print and broadcast journalists consider the humanitarian aspects of the issues they cover. The course includes lectures and hands-on training on writing, objectivity and balance.  At the end of the course, participants will complete reports on issues such as child abuse, violence against women, and terrorism.


Amman Net (in Arabic):