HoloulXHakkerha Mission, an initiative exploring the means to discovering
progressive options to misinformation and disinformation by way of youth empowerment and tech-based options started in October 2021 with a bunch of 35
The summit, held
on Thursday at The House by Ferras, shared the 9 findings and options of a
four-day bootcamp performed by TechCamp Jordan by way of immersive dialogues and
panel classes. Bootcamp members (aged 18–35) had been younger leaders already
engaged on tech-based initiatives.
Supported by the
US Division of State and applied by Seek for Frequent Floor in
collaboration with Tech Tribes, the summit was break up into two panel classes —
every specializing in totally different options — and an open dialogue with Salam
Katanani, a science content material creator.
“At Seek for
Frequent Floor, digital peace constructing is one thing now we have been investing in. A
lot of our packages are youth centered. … This challenge allowed us to assist
younger folks to know and make the most of their abilities, whereas additionally constructing on
these abilities to provide you with digital merchandise that handle points that they
face themselves, and their communities face as effectively,” Seek for Frequent Floor
Nation Director Aya Abu Sitteh advised Jordan Information.
mannequin adopted possible approaches, in line with Khaled Hijab, the chief
director of Tech Tribes. “We tailored it (this system mannequin) to one thing that
actually works, to one thing that the youth truly perceive and wish to
devour, and it matches the native market.”
“This program is
not like conventional approaches that attempt to interact youth by way of governance or
the labor market at giant. This one (HoloulXHakkerha) got here in with data
and training that members have to personal accountability for a way they wish to
develop their very own concepts and understanding,” he stated.
Digital literacy and content material creation
The primary panel session, moderated by Hijab, centered largely on the
significance of enriching Arab content material creation and the need of enhancing
digital literacy, alongside the dialogue of two initiatives created on the
Specialist and Coach Bayan Al-Tal mentioned with members the significance
of the nationwide technique that provides a complete academic curriculum for
colleges in digital literacy from KG2 until Grade 12.
Saja Abu Zaideh,
representing “Cyber Clinic”, a HoloulXHakerha startup, mentioned the significance
of training cyber safety and the function of the startup in selling these
practices. By means of Cyber Clinic, 5 consciousness movies had been created. These
movies had been largely focused in direction of kids as their use of the web is
extra “random”, stated Zaideh.
was Sewar Taweel with the “Ask a Physician” startup. Ask a Physician is a
four-episode video sequence that addresses the huge medical misinformation discovered
on-line. The movies starred two puppets Hadi and Hala, a married couple who each
notoriously use the web to diagnose points and discover untested natural
options and mixtures.
“The explanation we
used dolls is as a result of they really feel nearer to folks,” Taweel advised the panel. “The
use of puppets allowed us to simplify the content material to achieve as many individuals as
Additionally in the course of the
panel, Thair Kisswani a digital activist and content material creator with Peace Geeks,
addressed the significance of invigorating social media and different digital platforms
with Arabic content material. “Many individuals within the Arab world solely converse Arabic,” he
stated, emphasizing that the dearth of Arabic content material offers them a drawback of
restricted entry to info on-line that bilingual audio system may not face.
At Seek for Frequent Floor, digital peace constructing is one thing now we have been investing in.
On the significance
of Arabic content material, Hijab, the chief director of Tech Tribes, advised Jordan
Information: “Tech Tribes, proper from the beginning was a superb match for the challenge
as a result of we as a company that concentrate on supporting younger entrepreneurs,
with a give attention to social entrepreneurs, have took it on our behalf to contribute
to the creation of Arabic content material that helps youth.”
“The problem of
overflow of data in English has already been addressed. We wished to
create curricula and assist within the type that fits the context and is
comprehensible and simply digestible by folks within the area,” he added.
Youth participation, and well-being initiatives
The second panel, moderated
by Journalist Ghada Al Sheikh, mentioned working in direction of a extra accountable
digital media area and mentioned the ethics and practices of such area.
Discussions on the significance of progressive youth participation and suppleness
in journalism was additionally a key dialogue level.
director of Madraj Basis for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, mentioned the
creation of a brand new digital ecosystem the place journalistic ethics are altering due
to the big change of engagement amongst youth.
In mild of
restrictions on journalistic freedoms and the dearth of correct info
retailers, Jayousi emphasised that “there’s a new technology that is ready to use
the brand new instruments to interrupt these limitations and is able to presenting delicate
and new content material.”
HoloulxHakkerha startup that focuses on menstrual training by way of digital (QR
codes) and printed data guides supplemented with movies, images, and
infographics. The startup centered on addressing stigma and misinformation
across the menstruation cycle, particularly in Mafraq governorate. The startup
additionally included an initiative to distribute sanitary merchandise within the governorate.
content material creation, particularly productive content material creation, Bayan Sabra from
Zummoruda, emphasised that social media, particularly for youth, is a spot “they
escape to, so it’s no shock that the content material they devour shouldn’t be excessive in
“Once we went to
Mafraq we tried as a lot as we are able to to make sure that the session was not purely
informational. … We have to try to discover a steadiness and create content material that’s
partaking,” she added.
emphasis on well-being, Ruba El Shoushi launched the “No filter” startup, which
targets 12–18 years outdated. The startup seeks to focus on misinformation and
disinformation circulated by influencers on social media platforms.
“No Filter isn’t any
longer only a want, it’s a should. … Influencers are missing reality checking
instruments, and audiences are additionally missing these instruments. By means of this initiative we
are attempting to empower youth to have the ability to distinguish reality from deceptiveness
whereas additionally partaking in content material creation,” stated Shoushi.
“By means of
partaking influencers with content material shoppers, influencers are in a position to share
their struggles with the shoppers, which is necessary since they’re normally
seen as if they’re residing a straightforward life and their life-style is nice. When
in actuality they could be going through struggles,” she added.
The summit concluded
with an open dialogue with Katanani and Abu Sitteh, Seek for Frequent Floor
nation director, emphasizing that the summit and its startups had been “simply the
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