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India and Jordan have relatively strong reputations for press freedom–at least in comparison to their neighbors. 

In the first of a two-part series on press freedom around the world, a look at the challenges for reporters in these two key U.S. allies. In Jordan, those who "undermine the dignity" of King Abdullah II may be criminally prosecuted. Meanwhile in India, press freedom has worsened under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at press freedom in India and Jordan with journalists visiting the U.S. on fellowships from the Alfred Friendly Press Partners.

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Fifty years ago this week, Israelis were riding high. In just six days, the Jewish state’s army had won a stunning victory over the combined militaries of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israel more than tripled in size, winning control of the West Bank, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai peninsula.

But a half century later, the legacy of that war looks decidedly different. This month’s celebrations in Israel were muted, not least because its military continues to occupy the West Bank and guard over 3 million stateless and impoverished Palestinians.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the mixed legacy of the Jewish state's greatest military victory.

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In Jordan this week, dozens of journalists demonstrated near the royal palace in Amman. They were protesting against the government’s decision to block access to about 300 of the country’s 400 local news websites.

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In elections held last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party received the majority of the votes, which secures him another term as prime minister. But the election wasn't exactly a complete triumph for Netanyahu. His party, Likud, only received 31 seats in Israel's parliament. That's 11 fewer seats than they received in the last election.