Jordan Culture: Media

Jordan Culture: Media Last updated on Tuesday 20th April 2010

Jordan has Arabic, French and English television, as well as radio broadcasts in Arabic and English. The English station (mostly music) transmits on 855 kHz AM and 99 kHz FM in Amman and Aqaba.

The English language daily newspaper is the Jordan Times and gives good, impartial coverage of local and international events. The press has a great deal more freedom than in many Middle Eastern countries.

Radio broadcast stations

AM 6, FM 5, short-wave 1 (1999)


According to 1997 estimation, there were about 1.66 million radio sets in Jordan.

Television broadcast stations

8 (plus approximately 42 repeaters and 1 TV receive-only satellite link) (1999)

Television sets

500,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Until 1999, there were 8 ISP's in Jordan.

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