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IPI urges Jordan to protect Syrian journalists caught in conflict

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, has urged the prime minister of Jordan to allow Syrian journalists trying to leave conflict zones in southern Syria to enter Jordan. According to information received by IPI, a number of journalists, camerapersons and other media workers are currently struggling to […]

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Jordan seeks to muzzle watchdog over foreign funding

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over the recent move by Jordanian authorities to muzzle an Amman-based media freedom organisation and the threat that the action represents to civil society organisations in the country. Jordan’s Companies Control Department issued an official notification to both the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) and […]

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Al Jazeera bureaus closed, websites blocked in several Arab countries

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over moves by Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other Arab countries to silence Qatar’s state-funded satellite television network Al Jazeera. On Monday, Saudi Arabia closed Al Jazeera’s bureau in Riyadh and revoked its operating licence. Jordan followed suit on Tuesday, announcing its decision to close the network’s bureau […]

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#MemberComment: Jordan’s press freedoms fluctuating

The following article was originally published on April 26, 2017 in the Jordan Times. In its annual report issued on the eve of Press Freedom Day, the Centre for the Defence of the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) gave mixed marks to Jordan for its record. On the one hand, the number of press freedom violations […]

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