Brought to you by JPA President, Tareq Momani, in a Jordan Times article:
…But Jordan Press Association President Tareq Momani disagreed with the results of RWBÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s index. He said Jordan stands at a position of Ã¢â‚¬Å“relative freedom of pressÃ¢â‚¬Â, explaining that on a scale of one to one hundred, the Kingdom would be around the 50s.
Me? I like small round numbers. Makes it easier. On my own scale of one to ten, ten being monkey’s throwing feces at each other, I think press freedoms in the country are at about a 9.
This calculation, Momani added, will be backed up by a soon-to-be released Higher Media Council survey.
Of course it will.
The report, covering some 500 journalists and media staff working in Jordan, shows that the Kingdom enjoys Ã¢â‚¬Å“relativeÃ¢â‚¬Â freedom of the press for the third consecutive year.
“Relative” meaning, that as usual, the report is comparing press freedoms in Jordan to that of Cuba, Iran and the Roman empire.
On a more serious note: in response to the RWB report showing the Kingdom taking a brutal beating in the rankings of world press freedoms, spokesperson Nasser Judah has said the government is going to take the report very seriously and conduct “a thorough study” on its results.
So don’t worry.
Everything should be a-okay.
Momani, in response to a previous report called press freedoms in Jordan advanced. This was almost two years ago. How can we improve on perfection?
We have gone backward in the past year!
Moumani is comparing Jordanian government with Burma’s.
Rahman Burma ta3et irbid wella burma ta3et asia?
Kollo tamam, el sha3eb mabsoo6 o bed3ee lal 7akoomeh..
Bringing soldiers to voting booths means indicates that democracy is “relatively nonexistent”
the only countries with democracies worse than us afre those who chop your head off if you criticize them
I don’t know about the rest of you but after reading this, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Heheh, I feel kinda nauseated. This level of denial gives me a migraine.
Well, that’s really a “You gotta be kidding me” thing 🙂 That’s funny. The funniest. I won’t say more. 5alena sakten a7san 🙂
kinzi, dave: thanks to the US government this sort of mischief is not only tolerated, but rewarded. remember Rep. Tom Lantos motion to bless the Jordanian municipal elections as “fair and free.” fact is the US has done serious damage to Jordanian political reforms. all US really wants is a loyal sidekick.