The human rights organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported that the Jordanian authorities “impose restrictions on the Internet”, in light of the demonstrations taking place in cities in the Kingdom.
The organization said that the imposed restrictions include “blocking the feature of the live broadcast on social media,” in response to calls to demonstrate after the death of patients due to lack of oxygen in Salt Hospital, and condemned what it saw as an “infringement” on citizens’ right to obtain information.
#Jordan: The authorities impose restrictions on the Internet and block the feature of live broadcasting on social media in response to calls to demonstrate after the death of patients due to lack of medical oxygen, Reporters Without Borders condemns this violation of citizens’ right to access information.
Reporters Without Borders (@RSF_ar) March 16, 2021
For his part, the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship in Jordan, Ahmed Al-Hananda, explained that “telecommunications networks and the Internet operate normally in the Kingdom, and that there is no suspension or restriction of any of the services,” pointing out that “technically, all internet networks and communication networks are Social works without any obstacles. “
Al-Hananda pointed to complaints that some of the services of one of the applications had been disrupted, which was “Club House”, which lasted for less than two hours, stressing that “the Internet in the Kingdom has nothing to do with this malfunction.”
Source: “Khaberni” + RT