In this interview conducted by Ziad Abu-Rish for Status/الوضع, Reem Al-Masri and Omar Atout give a critical assessment of the current situation in Jordan. The interview was conducted in Arabic on September 29, 2016.
Reem Al-Masri is a writer and researcher at 7iber. Her research focuses on the structural, legislative, and technical dynamics of the communications sector, and the their effects on freedom of expression, assembly, and privacy. In addition, Al-Masri produced a number of resources on the most recent Jordanian election law for 7iber, inlcuding curating its satirical blog titled "The Democratic Wedding." She holds an MA in Culture, Communication, and Technology with a Certificate in Arab Studies from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Omar Atout is a lawyer, constitutional expert, and political activist. He is a founding member of the Arab Association for Constitutional Law, and writes on issues of political reform in Jordan on his personal blog and various media outlets. He has been a member of Jordan’s Bar Association since 1989.