Labidi: Jordan, latest enemy of press freedom online?

CPJ Middle East and North Africa consultant Kamel Labidi writes in an article in the Guardian Comment is Free that Jordan’s new provisional law on cyber crimes, has brought the Hashemite kingdom a step closer to Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Egypt, which are considered among the most notorious online oppressors worldwide.

On August 17, CPJ sent a letter to Jordan’s King Abdullah II. We asked the monarch not to endorse this restrictive and hasty legislation and to revoke another shocking government decision preventing public sector employees from accessing nearly 50 news websites.

Please follow this link to read Labidi’s article in the Guardian.