Rawan Jayousi has been awarded a one-year fellowship by the International Center for Journalists in Washington. She will set up through Community Media Network the first independent journalistic incubator in the region. Jayyousi will begin on June 1st to implement the administrative and legal basis for the incubator which will provide free space and mechanisms to support independent journalists working with technology.
Jayousi expressed her happiness at winning the fellowship which she hopes will provide for journalists to get an opportunity to support their projects and to increase their journalist skills while benefiting independent media.
Maggie Farley – Director, ICFJ Knight Fellowships at the International Center for Journalists expressed delight with the new fellowship. "We are delighted to support Rawan in the creation of an incubator for media start-ups. We have great respect for her as a journalist, and are sure that with her vision, leadership, and energy, the incubator will help foster journalistic innovation that will well serve communities."
Daoud Kuttab the director-general of Community Media expressed pride in Jayousi’s accomplishments and said that cooperating with the ICFJ will provide new opportunities for journalists. “We are confident that this independent media incubator will provide unique and practical service to media in Jordan and beyond and will provide tangible development to journalistic work within the challenges that all independent journalists are facing these day's."
Rawan Jayousi is a community media journalist and an activist for human rights. She currently hosts the morning talk show “Talet Subuh” at Radio El Balad and she is a PHD candidate who's studying Political Science.
The ICFJ is a not for profit Washington -based organization that aims at supporting journalists around the world and providing them with tools to develop their skills.
Community Media Network is an Amman-based not-for-profit that was established in 2007 to serve local communities through media training, community media management. CMN runs Radio al Balad and Ammannet.net