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Jordanian Government Blocks 7iber Again

[Image from a protest in front of the Jordanian Parliament against the Press and Publication Law in 2012, where protesters carried a symbolic coffin of Internet Freedom. Image courtesy of 7iber.]

Yesterday the Jordanian Media Commission blocked access to 7iber.org, the alternate domain we have been using for the past year after the Jordanian government first blocked 7iber.com along with around two hundred other websites based on the amended Press and Publication Law. Despite the ban, or perhaps in part because of it, 7iber went through some exciting changes and developments this past year. Our content and research teams have grown. We have produced ...

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Lina Ejeilat

 

Lina Ejeilat is co-founder and editor-in-chief of 7iber.com, a Jordanian citizen-media platform and online magazine. She received her Masters degree in Journalism/New Media from Columbia University in New York, and her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan. Lina also teaches Digital Media at the Jordan Media Institute, which offers an M.A in Journalism and New Media. She leads workshops and training programs for journalists and activists on social media and digital storytelling in Jordan and the region. She previously worked as a reporter with JO Magazine, and Thomson Reuters in Amman.