Gov’t launches media literacy program: empowering 66 youth across Kingdom

(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Government Communications recently hosted an ad hoc training program on "Media and Information Literacy," in collaboration with the Al Hussein Fund for Excellence and the Jordan Media Institute.اضافة اعلان

The initiative attracted 66 young men and women volunteers who participated in the free training program organized by the Crown Prince Foundation and the King Abdullah II Fund for Development. The program spanned three days and took place in the governorates of Irbid, Karak, and Aqaba, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Training sessions focused on teaching participants about media and information literacy, verifying rumors and misleading news, identifying hate speech in media and social platforms, and promoting digital safety among youth. The ministry's statement emphasized that the primary goal of the program was to enhance the skills and knowledge of 75 individuals aged 16 to 25 in six different governorates: Irbid, Karak, Aqaba, Zarqa, Jerash, and Ma’an.

The training program will be conducted successively in these cities over three months, with each workshop running for three days.

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