The Jordan News Agency (Petra) launched a weekly sign language news bulletin to serve people with hearing disabilities on October 22.
The first-of-its-kind news bulletin for an official Arab news agency will be available weekly on Petra’s website and social media pages, including YouTube.
The visual newscast highlights the week’s most significant local, regional, and international headlines in all fields, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
In this regard, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Chairman of Petra’s Board of Directors, Faisal Shboul, emphasised the significance of this step and said it demonstrates the government’s commitment to reaching out to all segments of society, including deaf people, who, he stated, have the right to access correct and accurate information.
Director-General of Petra Fayek Alhijazin stated that the launch of a bulletin in sign language is a part of the agency’s modernisation and development efforts, as well as its strategic plan, which mandates keeping up with the most recent developments in the media industry.
He said the sign language news bulletin is hoped to add value to the agency’s news service offering to various media outlets and support the national media landscape.