SUNY/Jordan Parliament and Media Relations Seminar at the Dead Sea
SUNY/CID NEWS STORIES 2006
In July 2006, SUNY/Jordan held a three-day seminar entitled, "Taking Parliament to the People: Parliament and Media Relations," at the Dead Sea. In its effort to increase public participation in the legislative process in Jordan, SUNY/Jordan organized the seminar to help foster more effective working relationships and understanding between members of Parliament and their media counterparts, both print and broadcast. The objective of the event was for Parliamentarians and media representatives to identify and discuss ways to work together in improving coverage of legislative affairs and to learn new skills for building a more positive public image of the Parliament.
More than fifty Jordanian Parliamentarians and media representatives participated in this three-day event, facilitated by Dr. Helen Desfosses, an experienced politician and SUNY/Albany professor, and Dr. Ghalib Shatnawi, Jordanian media expert and professor of political communications from Yarmouk University. The Deputy Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Dr. Nayef Al Fayez, in his closing remarks proclaimed the seminar a success and expressed his wishes that similar events take place in the near future.