Global Journalist: Press Freedom in India and Jordan

Jul 6, 2018

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India and Jordan have relatively strong reputations for press freedom–at least in comparison to their neighbors. 

In the first of a two-part series on press freedom around the world, a look at the challenges for reporters in these two key U.S. allies. In Jordan, those who "undermine the dignity" of King Abdullah II may be criminally prosecuted. Meanwhile in India, press freedom has worsened under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at press freedom in India and Jordan with journalists visiting the U.S. on fellowships from the Alfred Friendly Press Partners.

Joining the program:

  • Farah Ajlouni, an anchor and correspondent for English-language newscasts in Jordan
  • Samarth Bansal, a data and investigative reporter for the Hindustan Times in India

Producer: Rachel Foster-Gimbel