JOSA advocates for an open and healthy Internet in Jordan. We continuously monitor Internet governance, Internet censorship, network throttling, net neutrality issues, and legal frameworks affecting the Internet’s openness.



Our recent activities include:



Measuring Facebook live-streaming interference during protests

In mid-2019 we published a report in collaboration with the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) which detailed findings of network interference (more specifically Facebook’s network) interference during protests in late 2018 early 2019. We also organised a talk to go through the details of the technical report.



Monitoring freedom of expression online cases

In partnership with SMEX, we are monitoring cases of detentions related to online freedom of expression and publishing our findings on the online observatory, The site will act as a repository of such cases starting January of 2020.



Monitoring legislation limiting the open Internet

We campaigned against current and proposed legislation that threaten or limit Jordanians’ freedom of expression online including, the Press and Publications Law and the Cybercrime Law.



Net neutrality recommendations adopted by Jordan

In 2018, the government of Jordan adopted our recommendations on net neutrality. The principles state that Internet Service Providers must treat the network equally, and avoid slowing down the Internet or charging differently based on the content the user is trying to access.

Featured Articles

Internet Shutdowns and Blocking of TikTok in Jordan: The Right to Access the Internet should be Preserved

In light of recent events, the Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA) emphasizes the right to access the Internet in Jordan, and asks for the removal of any obstacles standing in the way of communication.

Is the Cybercrime Law Necessary as it Stands?

As information technology and computers became the nexus of human affairs, it is necessary to have a cyberspace that is fair and just. That doesn't necessarily mean that all cyber laws tackle the issues properly, in this post Yara Alrafie argues that the Cybercrime law in Jordan is redundant because it deals with crimes that are covered by the penal law, and it must therefore be revised.

Did you know?

JOSA monitors network disruptions regularly, therefore, if you face any slowness while connecting to the Internet or suddenly can’t access a website or application you could previously access, please get in touch with us. We also recommend downloading and using a secure VPN to gain unfiltered access to the Internet.