The President of Yarmouk University, Dr. Nabil Al-Hilat, sponsored within the celebrations with the University of Jordan. the symposium organized by the University, media, technology through visual communication , entitled "A future view of the Jordanian political and economic situation after a hundred years", and by hosting the former Deputy Prime Minister Al-Anani, and it was attended by a number of faculty members and the college administration.

‏ Al-Hilat said that the organization of this symposium today comes in the context of the celebrations of Yarmouk University, on the Jordanian state’s website, this occasion that is dear to the hearts of all Jordanians, and it also comes within the university’s agenda for the Kingdom’s celebrations on the occasion of the glorious anniversary.

‏ Al-Hilat period refers to this development, which included all fields and in the periods before, and there were resources in the stage of man-made, educated and educated Jordanians who are able to provide a decent life worthy of themselves .

‏ The Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Riyad Al-Momani, and the Dean of the College of Media, Dr. Khalaf Al-Tahat, said that the first plan was drawn up in 1973 and has a duration of two years, and the estimated expenditure was 179 million 7 thousand job opportunities to obtain this result in terms of job opportunities.

‏ Al-Anani believes that the economy is based on participation in education, from the wealth of human resources and expertise, building institutions and the wealth of skills and technology, indicating that the next stage in our economic journey and human resource management will distribute jobs among the public sector and reduce expertise in expertise, minds and competencies.

‏ .......... Security ... security in the land, dress, and the change in the pattern in our natural resources, as well as the good management of capital in terms of investing the economy in industry and achieving food, considering that the absence of competition in the economy is also a problem.

‏ Al-Anani stressed the demand to move from the amount to our economy in our economy to compete for investment, we possess knowledge and capabilities, and we possess capabilities and we have already gone through difficult experiences, but we were able to face them by converting capabilities into successful opportunities.

Within the celebrations of Yarmouk University of the centenary of the Jordanian state, the President of the University, Dr. Nabil Al-Hilat, sponsored the symposium on "Jordanian Media Discourse at the Beginning of the Second Centenary", which was organized by the College of Mass Communication by purifying visual communication from a distance, in which the former Minister of State for Media Affairs Samih Al-Maaitah and the Director The previous year for Jordan News Agency - Petra.

Al-Hilat said that organizing this symposium comes within the series of cultural and intellectual activities and events that Yarmouk University is implementing within its celebrations on the occasion of the glorious country's centenary, based on its role in deepening the comprehensive national message and enhancing its march.

He added that the Jordanian media, and throughout the course of the state, was known for its commitment, responsibility, and defense of the image and message of the Jordanian state, and certainly there are technological and communication changes that have affected, directly or indirectly, the media in general.

Al-Hilat stressed that in the midst of these challenges, we were at Yarmouk University through the College of Media and in partnership with official and non-official media institutions, we are looking forward to identifying these challenges and presenting proposals that would keep the media an important tool in the service of the people and the state's policy.

Al-Shboul stressed that the media succeeds insofar as it reflects the state of society, and is free to the extent that it reflects the general policies of the state, indicating that in order for any media to succeed in its path and mission, it must first define its identity and then know its audience.

He added that the race for excitement should not be at the expense of the identity of the media outlet, given that the biggest loser in the decline of the media is society, indicating that the media receives daily defeats in front of social media, and that solutions begin with legislation and administration.

Al-Shboul believes that the Jordanian professional media is entering the second centenary and is facing three problems that it must address, which are false news, hate speech and violation of privacy, and therefore there is a difficult equation for the media to confront, which is social communication and the angry public.

He stressed the need for media outlets and media professionals to adhere to legislation and pressure to develop it for the better, as a journalist is a licensed and qualified person to address the public, while social media users are not qualified.

On the other hand, Ma'aytah believes that the delay in the emergence of newspapers in Jordan from the countries of the region was due to the weakness of education and culture and Ottoman neglect. Al-Kubra, 5 issues of which were published, 4 of them in Ma'an, and only one in Amman.

Al-Ma`aytah pointed out that the newspapers carried issues of Jordan and the nation, and were an expression of the political situation, although their technical level was not as it should be due to the weakness of their infrastructure, and that any newspapers reflect the conditions of society and the state, as well as the way individuals think, as they read through them. How does the state manage people's affairs, and what are the areas of trust between these people and their state.

He stressed: The state must restore respect to the media, and give it the leadership to be its weapon in building and renaissance and not to fight the convictions of the people, but rather to support its path and strengthen their conviction sincerely about what is being said, and that any state should not turn its back on the media and leave it suffering, whether this is the media Private or public, stressing the need to pay attention to the content, and what do we offer the public?

He pointed out that the future requires us to restructure the role and content of journalism, qualify journalists for paper journalism, and enhance credibility, because there is an unfair injection of its credibility.

In the conclusion of the symposium, the Dean of the College of Mass Communication, Dr. Khalaf Al-Tahat, stressed that the College of Media, based on the strategic plan of Yarmouk University, and its duties and responsibilities, will not hesitate to organize such seminars that are related to the media and the course of the state.

As we celebrate the centenary of the Jordanian state, he added, this is an opportunity to find out, evaluate and review our media experience, to launch a new vision and aspirations that deepen the process and enhance successes in various fields.

The seminar was attended by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Muwaffaq Al-Amoush, and the Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Dr. Riyad Al-Momani, while Dr. Amjad Al-Qadi from the Department of Public Relations and Media attended the seminar, as well as a number of faculty and administrative staff and students of the Faculty of Information.

Yarmouk University has provided the studios of the Radio and Television Department in the College of Mass Communication with 10 advanced digital TV cameras and their accessories to contribute to enhancing the practical application of students in the field of television work and the production of specialized software materials in electronic media and social networking sites.
The Dean of the College Dr. Khalaf Al-Tahat, said that modern television cameras will be employed in the service of students of the College in its various departments, and through them the production of applied media materials for students will be made, indicating that the college always seeks to follow up on technical developments in the media field and keep pace with them to ensure outputs commensurate with the requirements of the mediawork market and journalism.


Added that these cameras are a distinct addition to the television imaging units in the college, explaining that the college embraces five advanced radio and television studios and is the largest at the local level in the field of academic media education, in addition to the external television transmission vehicle.
College officials emphasized that the school is keen on the quality and outputs of the educational process by developing study plans in line with the rapid technological developments in the media sector and in its various fields, explaining that the college enjoys great support from university administration due to its role in the Jordanian media scene and in line with the royal aspirations in this field.

‏The College of Mass Communication organized a training workshop for its academic staff on quality assurance, in cooperation with the Commission for Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions and Quality Assurance. The workshop focused on accreditation standards and the mechanisms for their implementation.

The Dean of the College, Dr. Khalaf Al-Tahat, said that this workshop comes in response to the mission and vision of Yarmouk University to raise the general level of academic programs and ensure that they apply the Jordanian regulations and standards of quality .


Tahat added that the College has formed internal committees to continue with the procedures for obtaining a quality assurance certificate in order to enhance its competitiveness at the national, regional and global levels, based on the foundations of the spirit of creativity and innovation, mastering tasks and dealing with transparency, and most importantly, promoting and spreading the culture of quality among the academic and administrative staff in academic programs.


Assistant Head of the Accreditation Authority for Quality Affairs, Dr. Zaid Al-Bashaira, presented a general definition of quality standards and the mechanisms for working on organizing standards. He also presented the most prominent classifications and levels of a quality assurance certificate accredited in Jordanian education. For his part, Assistant Head of the Accreditation Authority for Accreditation, Dr. Zaid Al-Anbar, presented the national general framework for qualifications and its relationship to quality, as well as the nature of the relationship between the university aptitude examination and quality assurance standards, especially the standard for academic programs.


Director of the Center for Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Prof. Dr. Abdullah Khataybeh, praised the efforts made by the College of Media to improve its performance to be the best and rely on competent Jordanian expertise and those with expertise in the field of quality. Subsequently, the university advanced in local and international rankings. He added that the concept of quality assurance is increasingly gaining importance, by adopting scientific standards to reach high educational outputs commensurate with the characteristics of the approved graduate at Yarmouk University, and to assist the university's colleges to raise their level of performance and qualify them for local and foreign competition.


The workshop was attended by the Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee at the College, Dr. Zuhair Al-Tahat; the Assistant Dean of Media for Quality Affairs, Dr. Farhan Olimat; the Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee, Dr. Nasreen Abdullah; and members of the College's Quality Committee.

The Council of Ministers decided in its session, headed by Dr. Bishr Al-Khasawneh, to appoint the Dean of the Faculty of mass communication at Yarmouk University, Dr. Khalaf Al-Tahat, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Radio and Television Corporation.  Tahat holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Qatar University in 1999; he then relocated to the USA for a master's in electronic journalism from Arkansas State University in 2011, and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 2015; He previously worked as a journalist in the diplomatic section of Al-Watan newspaper from 1999  -2002, and in the Jordanian newspaper Al-Rai from 2003-2010. He specializes in security and political files and won the award for best investigative journalist in Jordan in 2003, which was organized by the Thomson International Foundation in Britain. He also covered the events of the July 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel from Lebanon as well as Al-Tahat previously managed the Yarmouk FM radio station from 2015-2018, and he now holds the position of the head of the Jordanian Journalists Syndicate branch in the northern region.

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