Jordan

Journalist killed as situation for independent media worsens in Jordan

On 25th September journalist Nahed Hattar was shot dead outside a court in Amman. He was facing charges of “offending religion” and “inflaming religious feelings” under Jordan’s blasphemy laws. Read more

Journalist killed as situation for independent media worsens in Jordan

Wave of worker's rights protests turn violent in Jordan

On 22nd June, local activists organised a sit-in on a roundabout to demonstrate against high unemployment and lack of job opportunities in the area. Security forces used tear gas to forcefully disperse the protest leading to clashes with protesters, multiple injuries and reports of over 22 arrests. Read more

Draft NGO law contains restrictions on freedom of association

In March, the Ministry of Social Development released a draft NGO law, raising concerns about restrictions on freedom of association. Read more