Jordan`s information minister resigns
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 00:25
Amman: Jordan's information minister says he has resigned because of disagreements over laws he says restrict media freedoms.

Taher Edwan is the third Cabinet minister to quit in three weeks. It was not immediately clear whether Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit accepted the resignation.

Edwan said today he quit to protest a press and publications draft law that he called a "violation of the freedom of expression and the country's strategy for liberalising the media."

He declined to elaborate.

The Cabinet is to present the press draft law and other new legislation to parliament for endorsement this week.


First Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 00:25

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