HRH Princess Rym Ali, founder of the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), on Sunday stressed that the institute's partnership with the Norwegian Institute of Journalism (NJI) has been highly credited for the JMI’s establishment and development for over a decade.
Speaking during the 10th anniversary of the partnership, Princess Rym said that this support continues to achieve its goals, which have become “a tangible reality in the lives of many journalism alumni in Jordan”, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.
Commending the cooperation between both sides, Princess Rym said that the partnership with the NJI yielded great results in terms of the graduates’ expertise gain, highlighting that the institute receives international journalists to provide training year-round.
“It's a constructive collaboration, fruitful and worthy of building upon”, she noted.
The princess also expressed her appreciation for Norway's ongoing support of the JMI, adding that in learning from the Norwegian experience, graduates are able to further enhance their professional development in the field, which is currently facing “the challenges of technological development, social networking platforms and the information epidemic”.
Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan Espen Lindbæck expressed pride in the partnership during the ceremony, which featured the participation of Jordanian journalists who had visited Norway as part of a collaborative programme between the two institutes.
“The partnership has instilled great values, all of which have served the empowerment of journalists,” the ambassador said in appreciation for the institute's media education efforts and endeavours related to combating misleading news, rumours, verifying news and ensuring its quality.
The NJI's support for the JMI includes offering training workshops for students several times during the academic year, in addition to sending a number of Norwegian journalists to Jordan to provide training on journalistic writing and the digital transformation.
The Norwegian Institute also sends a number of JMI students to visit Norway on a regular basis. On these visits, students meet with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and visit Parliament, the Nobel Prize site, radio and television stations and NJI to learn about the experience of a number of newspapers that have successfully completed the print-to-digital transformation, Petra reported.
Source: Jordan Times