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Freedom of the press in Jordan: Journalists and activists battle censorship

Twelve years ago, young people took to the streets calling for constitutional reforms in Jordan. But the March 24 youth movement fizzled out. Following the return to state of emergency legislation imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the authorities issued new laws that can be used to silence journalists and citizens who dare to criticise the monarchy, this in a country often perceived as being one of the most moderate in the Middle East. In Amman, some are raising their voices to fight for freedom of expression. Our regional correspondents Chloé Domat and Sophie Guignon report.





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