Jordan: Say No to Internet Censorship · Global Voices | What's New on the 33 Topics I Follow? | Scoop.it

Jordan is slipping into a black hole, with new restrictions on Internet freedom approved by the government today [August 22, 2012]. First, the government gave the go ahead to block websites.Now, a new Publications Law, which allows for more control and censorship over the Internet, has has been given the go ahead.

According to Al Ghad newspaper [ar], the Jordanian government approved amendments to the Publications and Press Law, which now require the owners of websites to register with the government and obtain a license, “just like any other publication.” Owners of websites will also be made responsible for the content of comments published by readers on their sites. ....


Via Spencer Haskins