Access to Information: The Right of Everyone in Jordan

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Jordan, Amman
Type of Event: 
Film projection
Contact: 
Lidija Sabados (Tel: +962 (7) 96830012, Email: l.sabados@unesco.org)

The “International Day for the Universal Access to Information” (IDUAI) will be celebrated by producing and screening a film to explore access to information as a human right and how the access to information law relates to a culture of free and independent media in Jordan.
A short film will be produced to explore access to information as a human right and how the access to information law relates to a culture of free and independent media in Jordan.
The film will be produced in the framework of the EU funded and UNESCO implemented Support to Media in Jordan (STMJO) project.

Access to Information is an important Project component, and UNESCO Amman Office is working with relevant government agencies to provide input into proposed amendments to access to information legislation. The film will plug into the main Project communications goals, which are to promote freedom, independence, and professionalism, including the key communication message that ‘media freedom is everyone’s freedom’.

The film will be screened at four universities around Jordan, and the screenings will be followed by panel discussions organized by students around access to information as a human right. The film will also be shown as part of the EU Film Festival, taking place in Amman in mid-October 2016, as well as at Karama Human Rights Film Festival taking place in Amman the first week of December.