The Jordan Times
The front page of The Jordan Times on Sunday 31 October 2010
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Jordan Press Foundation
PublisherJordan Press Foundation
EditorMohammad Ghazal
Founded1975 [1]
Sister newspapersAl Ra'i

The Jordan Times is an English-language daily newspaper based in Amman, Jordan.[2]


Established in 1975,[1] The Jordan Times is owned by the Jordan Press Foundation, a shareholding company which also runs the Arabic-language daily Al Ra'i, the kingdom's best-selling newspaper.[citation needed]

The Jordan Press Foundation has been majority government-owned since its inception, but it is unclear how much the government's stake has fallen since 2000, when a plan to sell some of the Foundation's shares was announced. The Jordan Times maintains editorial independence from its sister daily Al Ra'i.[citation needed]

Content and profile

The newspaper includes two main sections:

The paper's website was the 31st most visited website in the Arab world in 2013.[citation needed]


Notable journalists who have worked at The Jordan Times include:

From the 1980s to 2011 veteran journalist Randa Habib had a weekly column in The Times which was stopped by the paper's management.[4]


  1. ^ a b Adam Jones (1999). "The Jordanian Media System: Broad Outlines". Free Servers. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ Guardian Staff (5 February 2002). "World news guide: Middle East". The Guardian.
  3. ^ a b Najjar, Orayb Aref (1998). "The Ebb and Flow of the Liberalization of the Jordanian Press: 1985−1997". Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 75 (127): 127–142. doi:10.1177/107769909807500113. S2CID 144187763.
  4. ^ Randa Habib (Fall 2011). "In Jordan, Some Threats Against a Foreign Journalist are Realized". Nieman Reports. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.