Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2016

Tue, 3 May - 16:15 to 17:45

Parallel Session 5

Yahia Shukkeir

Journalist, Alarab Alyawm (Jordan)

Yahia Shukkeir is a Jordanian journalist and media law expert. He has authored several books on media laws and freedom of expression, and was involved in trainings with many local and international NGOs in most Arab countries. Mr Shukkeir is a frequent speaker in local, regional and international events on media laws and freedom of expression. He drafted the Access to Information Law in Jordan (ATI) 2007; the first in the Arab world. He is also a member in Jordan Press Association, Jordanian Writers league, Audio-Visual Complaints Committee in Jordan and International Media Lawyers Association (IMLA) at Oxford University. His last achievement is a lead research team in producing "assessment of media in Jordan" for UNESCO.