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Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Jordan Press Foundation
Editor Atef Al Jolani
Founded 1993; 24 years ago (1993)
Headquarters Amman, Jordan
Circulation 17,000 (2002)
Website Official website

Assabeel (Arabic: السبيل‎‎) (The Path in English) is an Arabic weekly newspaper in Amman, Jordan.[1] The paper was described by a leaked US cable as an Islamist publication.[2]


Assabeel was launched by the Muslim Brotherhood members in Jordan in 1993.[2][3] Editor-in-chief of the paper is Atef Al Joulani.[4] The paper was the continuation of the Brotherhood's official publication Al Ribat.[2] The 2002 circulation of the paper was reported by Saud Abu Mahfuz, general manager of the weekly, to be 17,000.[2] The paper became daily in 2009.[5]

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  1. ^ Monroe E. Price; Beata Rozumilowicz; Stefaan G. Verhulst (2 September 2003). Media Reform: Democratizing the Media, Democratizing the State. Routledge. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-134-54436-3. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Assabeel: Understanding Jordan's Preeminent Islamist Weekly". Wikileaks. 30 June 2002. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arab Media Review (January-June 2012)" (PDF). Anti-Defamation League. 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Najjar, Orayb Aref (1998). "The Ebb and Flow of the Liberalization of the Jordanian Press: 1985−1997". Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 75 (127). Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Middle East Press Review" (PDF). Anti-Defamation League. July–December 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2014.