Jordan blocks access to nine news websites


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  • Thursday, 10 Jul 2014

HEAVY HANDED CENSORSHIP: Jordan's government has blocked nine unlicensed news websites, in line with a 2012 law criticised as a threat to freedom of expression, a global media watchdog said on Wednesday.

AMMAN: Jordan's government has blocked nine unlicensed news websites, in line with a 2012 law criticised as a threat to freedom of expression, a global media watchdog said on Wednesday. 

"The Jordanian government aims to use this licencing system to ensure that it controls the Internet and the information published on it," said Virginie Dangles of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). 

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