Report on the Status of the Media in Jordan

The author highlights two overall factors throughout the report: 1. Existence of powerful executive authorities in Jordan, in comparison with legislative and judicial authorities. 2. Practical implementation and the reality of the freedom of the media may not be an implementation of the laws, but reflects the extent to which the executive authority is strict or tolerant. However, even in such cases, governments try to cover up their sway with the law to add some legitimacy to its resolution.