Sawsan Abo Alsondos

Sawsan Abu Al-Sondos is a freelance journalist and content writer (From Beirut). She holds a Masters degree in journalism and modern media from the Jordan Media Institute. She is a social and educational researcher interested in rights and freedoms.

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Will the New Jordanian Law Protect Personal Data?

Amid Jordan’s ongoing digital and electronic revolution, the country is quickly becoming more reliant on electronic rather than paper services and transactions. In parallel, the Kingdom is proposing new legislations that will culminate in laws that enshrine digital security, given its prominent role in protecting personal data. But will the Personal Data Protection Law see …

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Freedom of the Press in Jordan: Regulatory Amendments or Restrictions to Online Speech?

Journalism in Jordan is suffering some severe blows as a result of laws and legislations that are inherently restrictive to the freedom of the media and the practice of the profession. Many regulations, which have been passed in violation of the Jordanian Constitution, currently serve as a legal umbrella for authorities to control independent websites …

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Jordan: Another Excuse for Controlling the Internet

It is estimated that more than 9.4 million people use the Internet in Jordan, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), with Internet penetration reaching 89% of the overall population. This is relatively a high rate compared to statistics from the rest of the Arabic-speaking countries, which has only reached 75%, according to World Stat. …

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