Editors of two local weekly tabloids were released on bail on Sunday, one week after being arrested for republishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Jihad Momani, former editor-in-chief of Shihan and Hashem Khalidi, editor of Al Mihwar weekly, were released from custody after their lawyer requested bail for the third time, said Nidal Mansour, head of the Center for Defending the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ). The CDFJ issued a statement in which it described the decision as "a positive step to contain the crisis affecting media freedom in Jordan."
Source: [The Jordan Times]
Meanwhile, Algeria and Yemen arrested journalists working for newspapers that reprinted the caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. In addition, Moorish Girl reveals that Abdelhakim Badie — editor of the Moroccan publication Annahar Al-Maghribiya, which reprinted one cartoons — was asked to come to police headquarters to answer questions. He expressed surprise, considering that he had previously published two of the cartoons, without a hitch, on 20 October. Ah, the life of Arab journalists!