Youth Media Perception: Launch of the Discussion Paper
16 May 09:00 - 17 May 18:00, Jordan
The Discussion Paper on Youth Media Perception in Jordan is the result of a survey and a media coverage evaluation conducted in Jordan as part of the work carried out by the NET-MED Youth project in the field of media. The paper presents the findings of a research carried out by a team of experienced national researchers who conducted a quantitative survey covering 1100 youth in various governorates in Jordan, as well as a complementary qualitative assessment of media coverage (based on monitoring the online content in daily newspapers, news websites and TV channels related to youth topics over a six-month period in 2015 and 2016, along with interviews with media actors and youth-focused organizations).
An official launch of the discussion paper will take place on May 17, 2017 in Amman. It will bring together media practitioners, government and civil society representatives, as well as representatives from the international community including UN agencies. During the event, main findings will be presented and the discussion paper will be disseminated.
The launch event will be preceded on May 16, 2017, by a round table discussion among 25 young journalists, media professionals and representatives of youth organizations. The discussion will encourage reflection and debate, in order to identify the possible utilization of the discussion paper’s findings to enhance the representation of youth and their priorities in the media.
Activities building skills among youth organizations and young journalists; to enhance youth representation in media and promote freedom of expression, media and information literacy and youth-generated media content.
Activities joining youth organizations, employment experts and different national stakeholders to engage in dialogue and work together on unemployment solutions and skills needs.
Activities empowering youth to participate in the communal and national development, revision and implementation of national youth strategies and public policies.