Jun 02 2013

My statement on the blocking of Ammannet.net

Published by at 7:28 pm under Articles

Daoud Kuttab the founder of AmmanNet condemned the decision of the Jordanian government to block 213 Jordanian news web sites among them one of the pioneer websites in the Arab world AmmanNet established in November 2000 with the blessing and support of UNESCO and the Amman Municipality.

Kuttab newly elected executive committee member of the International Press Institute in its 62th congress held in Amman said that the decision violates Jordan’s local, regional and international commitments. “This is a violation of Jordan’s constitution which guarantees freedom of expression, Jordan’s commitment to international conventions and a reneging on the promises made by the Jordanian Prime Minister to Jordanian media and in his address to the IPI congress.”

Jordan’s decision is a blow to the country’s standings and will further deteriorate its current ranking which Freedom House has considered it as “not free”.

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