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