Blackout in Jordan’s 'Silicon Valley'
Blackout in Jordan’s 'Silicon Valley'Will a new internet law replace Jordan’s innovation with censorship?
Is online censorship threatening to destroy Jordan's primary source of economic hope? The days of free and open access to the Internet in the country, which hosts or manages 75% of Arab online content, may be over. Critics say the King’s endorsement of controversial amendments to the Press & Publication law is a government attempt to muzzle its critics and the media.
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Professor, Pepperdine University
Curtis Ryan @Curtisryan1
Associate Professor of Political Science, Appalachian State University
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