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Radio Al Balad trains Syrian refugees to produce their own show

By JT - Oct 31,2015 - Last updated at Oct 31,2015

AMMAN — Radio Al Balad concluded on Thursday a workshop in basic journalistic skills that trained 16 Syrian refugees, according to a statement released Saturday.

The workshop conducted in Amman covered reporting and writing, as well as producing radio and TV reports. As the workshop concluded, the trainees will now be working in the radio programme “Syrians Amongst Us”.

The statement quoted Daoud Kuttab, director general of Community Media Network, as saying that the radio programme is crucial for over a million Syrians in Jordan.

“It is important for our Syrian guests to have a platform of their own to express their problems and aspirations,” Kuttab said.

Syrians Amongst Us gives refugees space to talk about local issues away from the Syrian crisis, according to Hiba Obeidat, the project’s director.

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