The University of Jordan Radio Station (UJFM 94.9) claimed the first and second places of the 2018 "Child Rights Media Award" - “Radio and Podcast” category - which is organized by the Jordan Media Institute (JMI) in cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs, Jumana Ghuneimat, handed out the awards during the closing ceremony of the “Enhancing the Quality of Reporting on Child Rights & Child Protection Issues” project.
The first place was granted to Louay Ahmed for his "Beggars Accompanied by Children" report and second place to Ismail Abu Shkhaidem for his “School Toilets” report.
During the event, Ghuneimat emphasized the importance of intensifying all efforts across various media outlets in order to further improve the content of reports that tackle child-related issues and to reinforce this specific type of journalism which affects a significant proportion of our society.
Awarding in the categories of print, electronic news websites, radio and podcast, TV, video and multimedia, Child Rights Media Award aims at encouraging journalists at improving the quality of reports addressing children’s rights.
The year-long project included the training of 32 journalists on the subject of child rights, the conduct of 12 child issues awareness seminars, and the launch of “Makani” page, a web page dedicated to journalists who are interested in reporting on child-related issues.