Tech Day in Jordan Showcases Innovative Ways to Deliver News

Nov 202012

Knight Fellow Ayman Salah, in partnership with UNESCO and Hacks/Hackers Amman, brought together Jordanian journalists and technologists to demonstrate creative technology solutions designed to overcome common obstacles media organizations face such as limited access to Internet in remote areas and expensive, outdated technology platforms. Citing the CGNet Swara mobile news service in India as an example, Salah showed how mobile tools and voice technologies can tap into citizen journalism to increase the flow of quality information, even in isolated areas where there is limited access to the Internet and literacy rates are low.

As a Knight Fellow, Salah has connected technologists and journalists by launching Hacks/Hackers chapters and organizing bootcamps where they work together to find tech solutions to information bottlenecks in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia.

Read more about the tech day in Amman here.