Despite the fact that journalists were being targeted in all forms and were the first victims of conflicts and crises, they remained at the forefront to convey the truth, breaking all barriers of fear and "red lines," he said, adding that CDFJ, with the support extended by the Greater Amman Municipality and Zain Jo, had launched a campaign to promote press freedom in society.
The CDFJ was established in 1998 as a non-governmental organisation seeking to defend Jordanian and Arab journalists and their freedom and rights and to develop the Arab media sector.
President Nidal Mansour gave a briefing on the goals of the parliamentary Media Forum, which is affiliated with the center, in reorganizing the relationship between the media and the Council of Representatives
has asked the mass media and social media activists to 'stop posting' information which may cause a violation of the right to life and privacy.
The report was based on a study the CDFJ had conducted to explore the content and forms of bigoted speech, sectarian incitement and discrimination in the Arab Spring media.
Established in 1998 as a non-governmental organisation, the CDFJ seeks to defend Jordanian and Arab journalists and their freedom and rights and develop the Arab media sector.
Even though it welcomes the role of the government's spokesperson, CDFJ
states that journalists should still follow up on their efforts to expose existing transgressions.
Mansour said the holding of the gathering, which will bring together about 400 journalists and media professionals from 65 countries across the world, will concur with the 2nd Forum for Media Freedom Defenders in the Arab World which the CDFJ
launched last year.
concludes workshop * The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists in cooperation with the International Center for Journalists in Washington have organized the first Arab workshop in the region entitled, "News Coverage of Government and Parliament," at the Jerusalem Hotel in Amman from September 5-9.
Receiving the 2011 press freedoms report as he welcomed a Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists CDFJ
team, Masri said press freedom is a key goal of reform and good governance.