German-Jordanian Journalists’ Academy

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Date/time

October 8 - 15, 2017

Loc.

Amman, Jordan

Type

Seminar

KAS Jordan organizes a week-long Journalists’ Academy in Amman in which seven German and seven Jordanian journalists will team up to conduct research about current political issues relevant to German-Jordanian relations.

provided by

Logo: Konrad-Adenauer-StiftungJordan Office

International journalists’ academies, including cross-border participation, have proved to be an excellent tool for cultural and religious exchange, political discourse and the promotion of press freedom. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has been organizing such events through its offices across the world.

An insightful and thought-provoking Journalists’ Academy, the first of its kind between Germany and Jordan, has already been conducted by KAS Jordan Office. This year, a week-long Journalists’ Academy will take place in Amman between Sunday 8 October and Sunday 15 October, in which seven German and seven Jordanian journalists will team up to conduct research about current political issues relevant to German-Jordanian relations. The event will be co-organized by JONA, the KAS program for the promotion of young journalists.

The German-Jordanian Journalists’ Academy is in line with KAS Jordan’s goals to encourage a continuous dialogue between the two countries, as well as to foster intercultural exchange and political thought. This year’s research will focus on current issues, such as the relocation of Germany’s armed forces from Turkey to Jordan; youth and radicalization; climate change and resource shortages; women empowerment; refugee crises; and the cultural exchange between German and Jordanian institutions.

The participants will plan their topics, conduct research and interview partners in intercultural teams of two. Each journalist will write her or his own article about their findings which will be published in a multimedia-based, bilingual blog as well as in a German-Arabic print magazine. In addition, an external team will film a meta video of the seminar.

German-Jordanian Journalists' Academy

German-Jordanian Journalists' Academy

Contact person

Dr. Annette Ranko

Resident Representative Jordan

Dr. Annette Ranko
Phone +962 6 592 97 77
Fax +962 6 593 30 87
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ عربي

Imke Haase

Research Fellow, Project Manager (Regional Dialogue, Security, Climate)

Imke Haase
Phone +962 6 59 29 777 ext. 206
Fax +962 6 59 33 087
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ عربي,‎ Français