“These disturbing findings reveal that spyware continues to be weaponized against journalists and civil society.” — IPI
Gaza supporters subject to arrests, phone searches, and network interference in Jordan and Palestine
Palestinian solidarity protests marred by obstacles hindering effective organization and communication.
Over 30 journalists, activists, politicians also among Pegasus targets.
Systematic crackdown on organizations; official intimidation, interrogations.
Journalists persecuted for online expression, and new cybercrime law ratified.
Draft bill threatens internet freedom and privacy rights, while tightening government control.
“Blocking a website that publishes satire shows intolerance toward criticism that is troubling.”
A new report examines how several authorities in the region have integrated technology into their policing of LGBTQI+ people.
Authorities use vague and abusive laws that criminalize speech, association, and assembly.
Prominent columnist detained for critical online posts that allegedly violated cybercrime law.
Since her arrest, Abu Nabaa has announced an open-ended hunger strike, amid calls to lift restrictions on freedom of expression, and release prisoners of conscience.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordanian authorities have been cracking down even more so on journalists by passing new legislation further limiting freedom of expression.
“Jordanian authorities must not tolerate misuse of defamation or cyber-crime laws that could result in police abuses,” said Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) calls on Jordanian authorities to immediately end repressive measures that have restricted freedoms in the country, including the right to free expression and peaceful assembly.