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Media watchdog calls for allowing entry of all journalists to Parliament

By Petra - Jan 07,2014 - Last updated at Jan 07,2014

AMMAN — The Centre for Defending the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) on Tuesday urged the Lower House to allow representatives of all media outlets to cover activities under the Dome, regardless of whether they are members of the Jordan Press Association or not.

“We do not oppose organising the work of media outlets at the Parliament provided that regulations do not turn into restrictions,” CDFJ said.

Citing complaints that some media correspondents were denied entry to the Lower House, CDFJ President Nidal Mansour said such a step not only places restrictions on the media, but it also puts restrictions on society’s right to know and monitor proceedings.

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