Network of networks / Media

Aya Al Khawalda - Independent journalist

Member since 21.10.2019



Mission and objectives

Aya Al Khawalda holds a bachelor's degree in French language and literature. She started her career at the Jordanian newspaper ‘’Al-Arab Al-Yawm’’ (Arabs Today) and worked there for six years. After the closure of the newspaper, she worked as a correspondent for a number of newspapers abroad and completed her master's degree in journalism and modern media.
She began working as an editor at the Jordanian Media Observatory ‘’Taakkad’’ (Verify), where she traces daily local and Arab media, monitors professional and ethical violations and reports on them.
She attended courses on media and information education by UNESCO and the Office of Media Diversity in Jordan. She received a certificate as a trainer in this field, and she is currently training young people and teachers.

Specific initiatives or programs on gender equality and women's rights

- Training many young men and women in Jordan on topics related to media and information, especially with regard to social media and the way women´s right to privacy is violated on these forums.
- Reports in Jordanian Media Observatory ‘’Taakkad’’ (Verify) on the professional and moral violations committed by media against women, and victim-blaming women.
- Breaking the stereotypical image of Arab and Jordanian women in social media or media, raising awareness on the need to enhance women's participation in economic and political life

Working themes

Education / Professional training
Types of Violence

Specific years of work experience in gender equality



Address : Jordan Media Institute JMI، Mouneer Omar Balqar St، Amman, Amman ,Jordan
Telephone : 0096265713304
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