Jordanian court orders arrest of journalist over terrorism reporting
Recent articles in Jordan

According to Human Rights Watch, Jordanian authorities have exploited the state of emergency to crack down on public outrage over the arbitrary government closure of the Teachers’ Syndicate.

Jordanian authorities have been targeting protest leaders, participants, and critics on social media, in an effort to curb protests.

Judges preside over a trial in a courtroom in Amman, Jordan, 17 July 2017, KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images

The two journalists, who work for the independent news website Jfranews, have been charged under Jordan’s Press and Publication Law and Cybercrime Law.