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CDFJ: We oppose ratification of a law on social media and another for hate speech

The Penal Code includes legal articles that cover all crimes, and we are worried that the freedom of expression will be constricted due to the difficulty of devising a disciplined definition of hate crime. Thinking about forcing communications companies to take measures to...
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Launch of “E’raf” Project to Enhance Transparency, Right to Know

Partnership with ministries and public institutions to develop information saving and retrieval systems and to improve procedures for public information presentationOn Monday 10th October 2016, the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) launched the...
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CDFJ mourns Hattar and considers the bullet that targeted him is aimed to every owner of a ‘word and pen’

Centre for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) condemned the terrorist attack that led to the death of the writer and journalist Nahed Hatter. CDFJ said in a statement: “We are very shocked by the murder of a fellow journalist Hatter. We consider that the bullets that...
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IDF forces arrest Palestinian correspondents near Hebron

Ramallah –Duya al-Watan Israeli Defense Forces on Tuesday detained Palestinian Wafa News Agency correspondent Juweid al-Tamimi and B’tsalim correspondent Munal Dana near the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank’s Hebron. IDF forces struck the correspondents several...
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Jordan Media Commission threatens to block 46 websites

The Jordan Media Commission has issued “warning letters” to the owners of 46 websites calling for them to conform to all existing laws and regulations within a period of 10 days beginning from 22/11/2015. The Commission said that any website that did not conform to...
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CDFJ denounces detainment of al-Hayat Newspaper Journalists

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists denounces the decision to arrest three employees of the Arabic daily newspaper and website al-Hayat. CDFJ calls for “the immediate release” of publisher Daighim Khuraisat, principal editor Diya Khuraisat and editor-in-chief Ramiz...
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The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists Publishes First Guide to Implementing Right to Access Information in Public Institutions

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) has published a guide instructing public institutions on how to properly apply the Access to Information Law. CDFJ’s Executive President Nidal Mansour announced the completion of the guide in a press conference attended...
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El-Fayez to the Media: “I denounce the arrest and detainment of journalists.”

Jordanian Senate Speaker Faisal el-Fayez recently asserted his renunciation of arrests and detainments of media workers. “I object to the detainment of journalists and this has always been my position,” said el-Fayez during a meeting with members of press. “And...
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International Day to End Impunity

Date: 2/11/2015 On Occasion of the International Day to End Impunity Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists: 44 media practitioners killed and 40 kidnapped in the Arab world since the beginning of 2015. “ISIS” tops the list of intentional killing of journalists...
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