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In the context of recent developments within the media sector in Jordan, especially in the aftermath of the amendment to the Press and Publication Law in 2012, UNESCO identified the need for legal support to media professionals as part of an overall development plan.


Under one of the main lines of action of the Communication and Information Sector at UNESCO - Promoting Freedom of Expression, Access to Information and Press Freedom in Jordan - and with the support of a regional project funded by the government of Sweden, UNESCO Amman has launched an initiative entitled “Legal Support to Media in Jordan” in September 2013. The long-term goal aims at creating a new generation of specialized media lawyers and at establishing a network of lawyers specialized in defending journalists, bloggers and other media professional, in addition to citizen journalists and activists.


The creation of this online platform as the sole comprehensive source for media laws and regulations in Jordan is part of the initiative. The portal aims to provide all information needed for journalists, lawyers, and various media stakeholders to better understand the legal context related to media and freedom of expression. The website is regularly updated and managed by the network created throughout the project.


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