Jordan / 2010

CPJ asks Jordanian king to toss out cyber law

August 17, 2010 3:26 PM ET

Your Majesty: The Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide, is deeply concerned about a provisional law on cyber crimes that was approved by the cabinet of ministers on August 3. We believe that the law contains several repressive aspects that can be used to harass online media. The law, if you endorse it through a royal decree, would undermine Jordan's image as a free and open society.

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Jordan's security court bans coverage of corruption case

March 15, 2010 3:54 PM ET

New York, March 15, 2010—The Jordanian State Security Court should reconsider its decision last week to ban news media from covering corruption allegations involving the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company and several leading national figures, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Middle East and North Africa Developments

February 16, 2010 12:02 AM ET

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