Jordan: Arab Spring clears way for press freedoms

Associated Press
Jordan: Arab Spring clears way for press freedoms

FILE -- In this Thursday Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, Jordanian journalists protest in front the Jordanian House of Parliament, symbolically wearing tape over their mouths, as they protest over proposed changes to the anti-corruption law they believe will muzzle press freedoms, in Amman, Jordan. Jordan’s prime minister Abdullah Ensour told a meeting of the Geneva-based International Press Institute (IPI) that Jordan has “come a long way” in improving both legislation governing press freedoms and the standards of a national media still reeling under long years of state censorship. Nidal Mansour, head of the Amman-based Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists --IPI’s hosting partner -- said that the press law enacted last year was designed to muzzle press freedoms. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

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