JHR has been working in Jordan since 2013 to improve human rights coverage in the country and develop productive collaboration networks between the media and civil society organizations by building the capacity of both sectors.

JHR’s current programming, supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jordan, builds on the organization’s track record of success in Jordan and seeks to increase freedom of expression and access to information in Jordan on human rights issues through the production of in-depth investigations, specifically targeting female practitioners and governorates outside of Amman who traditionally lack capacity building opportunities. The program will further build synergies between local and national outlets to ensure the Jordanian media sector collectively strengthens through feedback loops and collaborations.

JHR Jordan has created and maintains an online platform, Maidan, which has a combined audience with associated social media platforms of over 31,000.

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Stories from the Field

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What Journalists Should Know about International Human Rights Mechanisms

December 9th, 2019|Comments Off on What Journalists Should Know about International Human Rights Mechanisms

In September 2019, JHR’s Program Manager and Chief of Content in Jordan Mohammad Shamma had the opportunity to participate in the Universal Rights Group (URG) implemented Media Engagement Programme as part of the 42nd meeting [...]

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The importance of data when there isn’t any around

August 14th, 2018|Comments Off on The importance of data when there isn’t any around

By Leslie Young Senior National Online Journalist, Global News & JHR Short Term Expert Trainer Some things in journalism are universal, like wheedling with an editor for more time to work on a special project, [...]

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Learning through Mentorship with JHR Jordan

June 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Learning through Mentorship with JHR Jordan

By Zainab Faqeer, JHR Mentored Journalist in Jordan. The below is a personal reflection written by Jordanian journalist Zainab Faqeer on her experience in being mentored to produce two human rights stories in JHR's Jordan [...]

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Media in Jordan: A reflection

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Media in Jordan: A reflection

A reflection by Mohammad Shamma The recent popular protests in Jordan criticized not just a government that many feel are unaware of its citizen’s rights, but also critiqued the currents, parties, and the trade unions [...]

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