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Jordan reintroduces prison terms as punishment for journalists operating online

Jordan reintroduces prison terms as punishment for journalists operating online

The reintroduction of potential prison terms for online journalists has gained attention in recent weeks after two journalists were detained in the wake of a government body’s ruling that the new law – Art. 11 of Jordan’s Cyber Crimes Law, which addresses defamation or insult in materials posted online – supersedes an explicit prohibition against imprisonment in Jordan’s Press and Publications Law.

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