Ad-Dustour (Jordan)

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Type Daily
Owner(s) Jordan Press and Publishing Company
Editor Mohammad Hassan Altali
Founded 28 March 1967; 48 years ago (1967-03-28)
Headquarters Amman, Jordan
Website Ad-Dustour website

The Ad-Dustour (Arabic: الدستور‎, meaning The Constitution) is an Arabic daily newspaper published in Jordan.[1] Its headquarters is in Amman, Jordan.

History and profile[edit]

The first issue of Ad-Dustour (in Arabic الدستور) was published on 28 March 1967[2][3] as a result of a merger of two publications: Falestin (in Arabic فلسطين) and Al Manar (in Arabic المنار)[4] published in the West Bank and that had ceased publication in 1967 because of the Six-Day War.

The daily is owned by the Jordan Press and Publishing Company.[5] It was a private company until 1986 when the Jordanian government bought a share of it.[6] The daily has nearly 600 staff.[5]

From 1991 to 1995 Musa Keilani served as the editor-in-chief of the paper.[7] Its editor was Nabil Sharif until February 2009.[8][9] Its current editor-in-chief is Muhammad Hasan Altali.[5]

In 1998, the daily went online, being the first in the Arab world.[5]

The estimated circulation of Ad-Dustour was 40,000 whereas it was 90,000 copies in 2003.[3]


The daily contains five sections:

  • First Section: for head line and domestic news.
  • Second Section: for international news, business and economy.
  • Addustour Alriyadi: for international and domestic sport news.
  • Doroob: For miscellaneous news related to health and living styles.
  • The Cultural Section: This section is only for Fridays of every week, and contains domestic, regional, and international cultural events
  • Al-Shabab: This section is published on Wednesdays of every week, and daily during major sport competitions such as FIFA World Cup. It covers the weekly domestic, and international youth events [10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jordan profile. Media". BBC. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arab Media Review (January-June 2012)" (PDF). Anti-Defamation League. 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b William A. Rugh (2004). Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-275-98212-6. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Asharq Awsat: (Arabic)
  5. ^ a b c d "Al Ghad". Media Me. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Addustour History (in Arabic)
  7. ^ Publitec Publications (1 January 2007). Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008. Walter de Gruyter. p. 460. ISBN 978-3-11-093004-7. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "New Jordanian ministers sworn in". BBC Monitoring International Reports. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Search for Peace in the Middle East, The: A Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue. United Nations Publications. 2002. p. 44. ISBN 978-92-1-100895-1. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Addoustour Al Shabab

Coordinates: 31°59′53.05″N 35°52′47.3″E / 31.9980694°N 35.879806°E / 31.9980694; 35.879806