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Jordan: head of Journalists' Syndicate resigns

Rakan Al-Saaydeh [rakansaaydeh/Facebook]
Rakan Al-Saaydeh [rakansaaydeh/Facebook]

The head of the Journalists' Syndicate in Jordan resigned from his position on Wednesday. [ said that he does not intend to stand for the job again in the future.

Al-Saaydeh took to Facebook to explain that he has had enough of "injustice, denial, ingratitude and abuse", but he did not provide any specific details.

However, in a separate Facebook post, he said that, "The Journalists' Syndicate has a duty to fight corruption, not to protect corruption for electoral reasons. Any union that practices such actions and provides such protection to every corrupt [official] is a traitor to his country, his mission and his profession, and is a criminal."

There was no immediate comment from the Jordanian government or the Council of the Press Syndicate regarding Al-Saaydeh's comments.

His resignation comes only two weeks after the editor-in-chief of the government's Al-Rai resigned due to disagreements with the newspaper's board of directors.

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