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

Sanad App is Not Mandatory for Citizens

Jordanian citizens are not legally obligated to download the Sanad app in order to be allowed entry to shopping centers, banks or restaurants.

Google Should Demonstrate how it will Mitigate Adverse Human Rights Impacts in its KSA Cloud

The undersigned human rights and digital rights organizations urge Google to immediately halt its plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia until the company can publicly demonstrate how it will mitigate adverse human rights impacts.

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.