Live Blogging: A Discussion On Jordanian Media Laws

السبت 02 آب 2008

Our second sessions starts off on the topic of Jordanian media laws. Leading the discussion is Al-Ghad journalist Ashraf Al-Raee whose master’s thesis was on the same subject. Everyone seems really intruiged and a hundred questions are launching various side discussion revolving on the same topic. I think it shows just how important the idea of laws are, and the fact that most Jordanians don’t have a clue about their rights, including myself! What are you really allowed to say? Are bloggers legally considered journalists? What can you be held liable for in Jordan? Ashraf is giving really great personal examples of things he went through. Here’s a video of some of the session and a Word Document (Arabic) that’s guiding the discussion, which you might find as an interesting read.

Next up: Blogging Ethics and Censorship