Govt Spokesman Resigns In Protest Against Press Restrictions

June 22, 2011 9:29 by

You know freedom’s sliding when your country’s top government spokesman resigns to protest new restrictions on the press and free speech.

Which is exactly what Jordan’s Information Minister, Taher Adwan, did.

“I submitted my resignation today to Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit in protest at a government decision” to debate new press and publication laws in parliament that he opposed,  Adwan told AFP.

While you were preoccupied with Syria and Libya, the Arab Spring rumblings reached Jordan, where the Hashemite monarchy is losing control of its Bedouins.

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