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15 days in jail for criticising government policy

A state security court prosecutor in Amman yesterday ordered newspaper columnist Mwaffaq Mahadin and Sufian Tell, a specialist in environmental (...)

Published on 11 February 2010 Read


Court ruling poses threat to online free expression

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about a ruling by Jordan’s highest appeal court, published on 13 January, that news websites and electronic (...)

Published on 16 January 2010 Read


Government closes Amman bureaux of two Iranian satellite TV stations

Reporters Without Borders condemns the Jordanian government’s closure of the Amman bureaux of two satellite TV stations that are funded by the (...)

Published on 6 July 2009 Read


Court acquits well-known columnist of defaming Parliament

Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Khaled Mahadin, a well-known columnist who writes for the government-owned Al Rai newspaper, (...)

Published on 29 April 2009 Read


Newspaper editor freed on bail after being held for five days by state security court

Reporters Without Borders urges the state security court to withdraw its prosecution of Fayez Al-Ajrashi, the editor of the privately-owned (...)

Published on 3 November 2008 Read


Ex-legislator gets two years in prison for online criticism of government corruption

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the two-year prison sentence imposed by a state security court on 9 October on former parliamentarian (...)

Published on 11 October 2007 Read


Jailed cyber-dissident allowed to receive visit from son

Ahmad Oweidi Abbadi, an author and cyber-dissident who has been held for the past three months, was allowed to received a visit from his (...)

Published on 16 August 2007 Read


Government censors Al Jazeera again, this time seizing tapes of interview with prince

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the confiscation by the Jordanian authorities of the videotapes of an interview by the pan-Arab (...)

Published on 24 April 2007 Read

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