Shihan (newspaper)

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TypeWeekly newspaper
PublisherArab Printers Company
Founded1991; 28 years ago (1991)

Shihan (Arabic: شيحان‎) is a Jordanian weekly newspaper published in Arabic.[1] The word Shihan is also the name for a mountain located in the southern part of Jordan, close to the city of Al-Karak.

History and profile[edit]

Shihan is being published weekly by Arab Printers Company.[2][3] The paper has ties with the Muslim Brotherhood group in Jordan.[4]

On 2 February 2006 Shihan published the caricatures of Muhammad originally published by the Jyllands-Posten.[5] The reaction of the Jordanian street to this controversial move resulted in the firing the newspaper's editor, Jihad Al Momeny.[2][6]

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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 "Two Jordan editors are arrested". BBC. 4 February 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Embassies torched in cartoon fury". CNN. Damascus. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ Pete W. Moore (14 October 2004). Doing Business in the Middle East: Politics and Economic Crisis in Jordan and Kuwait. Cambridge University Press. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-139-45635-7. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ Daved Barry; Hans Hansen (30 April 2008). The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization. SAGE Publications. p. 245. ISBN 978-1-4462-0407-8. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  6. ^ Gwladys Fouché (3 February 2006). "Jordanian editor sacked over cartoons". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 October 2014.