Gov’t spokesperson: Jordan managed to overcome past troubles

Karak, State Minister for Media Affairs Jumana Gneimat Thursday said Jordan had stood and surmount major challenges over the past decade and came out of these difficulties stronger.

“To steer through this difficult phase and its domestic and foreign complexities, the government needs to work diligently in the same spirit of conscientious and patriotism, to address these challenges”, the minister told participants of a symposium on media and psychology.

She said there is a close link between media and psychology, given the vital role media plays in restructuring beliefs and public opinion.

She stressed that modern media was a double-edged sword so that either it could be a constructive tool or quite the reverse.

The minister, who is the official government spokesperson, also said the government has put a scheme in place for consolidating the principle of the people have a right to know, consequently the government launched the electronic platform “Haggak Tiraf” (in Arabic “You have the right to know”) with the aim of combating rumours and enhancing access to information.

A national team of concerned ministries and institutions for the implementation of a media literacy project to spread awareness on media and information had been established, Gneimat told attendees.

She, moreover, voiced the government respect and commitment to providing information and ensuring the exercise of the right of reply through various national media outlets.

The minister also tackled domestic challenges, including poverty, unemployment and economic crisis Jordan is going through, to which the Kingdom respond in priority and in line with the Royal directives to the government.

Source: Jordan News Agency