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Nahed Hattar's assassination exposes Jordan's darker side

Nahed Hattar's assassination exposes Jordan's darker side

Writer Nahed Hattar's brazen assassination in front of Jordan's Ministry of Justice was carried out by one man but it was enabled by a State that charged him with "insulting Islam" for a cartoon he shared on Facebook and an environment where extremist thought and intolerance for differing opinions festers.

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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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