AMMAN (JT) — HRH Princess Basma, chairperson of the Arab Women Media Centre (AWMC), on Monday honoured several Jordanian journalists who have contributed to the advancement of the country and women’s empowerment, through their accomplishments, knowledge and experience.
During a ceremony marking Arab Media Women Day, initiated by the centre, Princess Basma said the AWMC launched this day to highlight the role women in the media play and their impact in supporting women’s issues and achieving their ambitions.
The Princess also underlined their contributions to raising awareness, knowledge and education.
In her address at the ceremony, Princess Basma urged the journalists to consider this day as an opportunity to review women’s progress in this field , to benefit from the experiences and the success stories of women in the media, referring to the many challenges that still lie ahead.
Among the journalists honoured were Higher Media Council President Sima Bahouth, Dima Tahboub, the wife of journalist Tareq Ayoub who was killed in Baghdad, Sawsan Tufaha, Suzan Afaneh, Lara Tamash, Alia Edreis, Aida Tawil, Eman Abu Qaoud, Sameera Dsouqi and Samar Haddadin.
The AWMC, established in 1999 upon the directives of Princess Basma to empower Arab women journalists, has been a reference point for various women journalists.
The centre has provided specialised media tools and studies to help empower Jordanian women and raise their awareness about women’s rights issues and sustainable development by providing training ,
workshops, specialised conferences and documentaries.