Nine trainees from Jordan, Yemen ,and Iraq completed a three-day workshop (Oct 24-26) on the “Art of Interviews and Rule of Law” via the virtual platform “ARIJ Academy”. The workshop is part of the “Promoting the Rule of Law and Good Governance in Media” project with the support of the Office of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).
The project aims to develop the skills of Arab journalists on the art of conducting interviews and delving into the system of laws, Legal frameworks, and international mechanisms to protect the rights of journalists. The goal is to enhance the standards of integrity, transparency, and fairness in conducting interviews in light of strengthening the rule of law.
In the workshop, Television presenter and trainer, Jasim Al-Azzawi, who has over 20 years of training on the art of interviews, taught the trainees how to conduct interviews. He addressed the goals of a television interview, how to have a fluid conversation, the elements of a visual presentation, and the qualities of a successful interviewer.
Dr. Kholoud Al-Khatib holds a PhD degree in International Law with emphasis on human rights from the Lebanese University She also holds two masters’ degrees in Private and Public laws from the Saggesse University and the Lebanese University. On the third day,she touched on the topics of defamation, libel, and the right to criticize. She also discussed respecting the rule of law, in addition to the Freedom of the press, access to information, Preserving the safety of journalists .
This competitive training workshop was held for the sixth time this year, almost 100 journalists benefited from it. Three similar workshops were held last year for all Jordanian media personnel and journalists in all sectors of media, including print, digital, radio, and television.