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Christoph Wilcke

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Jordan's Assault on Journalism

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Free speech beaten by book and by bludgeon Character assassination is a hot topic in Jordan these days as thousands of demonstrators, riding the winds of the "Arab Spring," call for reform and accuse government officials and business leaders of abuse of power and corruption. Asking judges to put critical journalists behind bars is also popular among a ruling class that feels threatened by the sudden surge in revelations pouring out on the street and from the ...

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Christoph Wilcke

 

Christoph Wilcke is a senior Middle East researcher for Human Rights Watch.