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IPI report on Jordan media freedom urges legal reform

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Jordan to repeal a new law reintroducing prison sentences as a potential punishment for journalists operating in the online sphere and for the head of the country’s Media Commission to follow through on a commitment to start a process to swap the country’s news website licensing requirement for a registration system.

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المعهد الدولي للصحافة يحث الاردن على الإصلاح القانوني في مجال حرية الصحافة

فيينا في 19 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر 2015 – دعا المعهد الدولي للصحافة (IPI) اليوم الأردن إلى إلغاء القانون الجديد الذي يقضي بإدخال التوقيف كعقوبة محتملة للصحفيين العاملين على الإنترنت ودعا أيضاً رئيس هيئة الإعلام إلى الالتزام ببدء عملية استبدال متطلبات ترخيص المواقع الإخبارية بنظام تسجيل.

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Jordanian journalist detained over Facebook post

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the detainment of another Jordanian journalist and urged authorities in Jordan to stem the escalation in reporters’ arrests. Jordan’s State Security Court (SSC) detained Al Ghad columnist Jihad Muheisen on Sunday, according to local press. Muheisen faces charges of undermining the regime and lèse-majesté over a Facebook post in […]

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Jordan urged to meet pledges to end website licensing

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed remarks by the head of Jordan’s Media Commission and members of Parliament that they were open to changing a licensing scheme for news websites, but cautioned that the statements – which echoed similar, past comments by the government – need to be followed by concrete action. The Media […]

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