Today, no rx amendments to the Press and Publications law will be coming out of committee and on to the Lower House floor for a discussion and a probable vote. All signs point to these amendments passing, mind and for that we will be gathering tomorrow between 9:45am and 12pm outside parliament to mark the death of an era. Anyone interested can feel free to join. For those too lazy, for sale you can sign a petition (global | local).
It will be sad to see this era end – one where Jordan stood out in the region as an oasis of free Internet. An era, once promoted by HM King Abdullah himself. An era that fueled discussion amongst Jordanians like never before, and helped contribute 14% of the economy.
So, to that era, we bid you a fond farewell.
You will be sorely missed.