Published: 2018-07-23 18:26
Last Updated: 2018-07-24 11:35
The next time you invite Jordan’s most popular TV station to an important press conference, make sure you do it properly.
Earlier today, one of Roya TV’s reporters arrived 11 minutes late to the press conference which was held by Minister of State for Media Affairs Jumana Ghunaimat. The reason? He received the invitation later than he was supposed to.
But the young journalist was determined to make a point; he walked up to the podium, placed his handheld microphone on top of the other mics and told Ghunaimat live on air: “Sorry we're late, but your invitation arrived too late.”
The Minister’s reaction was captured on video below.
During the press conference which took place at the Prime Ministry on Monday around 4:30PM, Ghunaimat addressed issues that are currently of major concern to Jordanians. She also announced that an arrest order was issued against 30 suspects involved in illegal production and smuggling of cigarettes in the Kingdom.
Ghunaimat stressed that corruption will not be tolerated at all and that the government will hold any involved parties or individuals accountable once their involvement in the case is proved.
She pointed out that the government believes in the need to provide information and the role of the media in delivering these information. She went on denying the rumors about a successful attempt of one of the suspects to flee the kingdom, adding that security services have arrested the suspect.