People in Amman, Jordan.  Editorial credit: Maurizio De Mattei /


Jordan is a monarchy in which the king plays a dominant role in politics and governance. The parliament’s lower house is elected, but the electoral system and limits on civil liberties put the opposition at a disadvantage; the chamber wields little power in practice. The media and civil society groups are hampered by restrictive laws and government pressure. The judicial system lacks independence and often fails to ensure due process.

Freedom on the Net 2023

Freedom on the Net— Jordan Country Report

Jordan is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Jordan​​​​​​​ Country Report

Jordan is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.