Jordanian Civil Society Group Organizes Freedom of Information Training

7 April 2009

Amman, Jordan — In February, the Al Urdun Al Jadid Research Center (UJRC), in conjunction with IREX, held a series of 2-day training workshops. In 2007 Jordan became the first Arab country to pass an access to information law, but public use of the law is still in the early stages of development. 27 journalists and members of the news media attended the first session in Amman. The second workshop targeted the private sector and business associations. Finally, 48 members of the Jordanian government attended sessions on best practices in access to information implementation.

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