The Second National Report on Evaluating the Progress in
... growth and sustainable development on the other.
Jordan is considered to be one of the most affected countries by the population issue
in the Arab region, whereby it receives and sends out migrations. Additionally, the
increase in the normal rates of population growth reflects parallel changes to th ...
Jordanian political satire
In a country that has not enjoyed much freedom of speech; political satire in Jordan has been a way to criticize and make claims on the political authorities. Be it expressed in press as in weekly satirical newspapers, cartoons, prose, or as in recent times, on online social media platforms, satire in Jordan represents a unique genre that has reflected a local mode and attitude towards local and global issues. While it is not meant entirely to entertain, political satire in Jordan has been used as a way to poke fun at elected governments and their failure to tend to local issues. Like satirists worldwide, the Jordanian satirists aim to use pun and indirect references to tackle taboos, defy the restrictive laws that inhibit the freedom of speech, and convey public grievances.