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· September, 2007

Stories about Jordan from September, 2007

Jordan: Help the Needy

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.

Syria: Sad State of Journalism

Sasa from Syria laments the sad state of journalism in the Arab world, citing examples from Jordan and Egypt in which journalists are jailed and fined.

Jordan: Letter to the Censor

Jordanian blogger Hareega writes an open post to the censor here, and sarcastically notes: “We need you here. Our Jordanian blogsphere is polluted with cracked, uneducated, totally rude, unpatriotic, anti-freedom...

Egypt: Shhhsh..The Driver is Sleeping

Talasim, from Jordan, posts this picture, sent in by a contributor in Egypt.

Jordan: Online Forums Vs Blogs

Bakkouz from Jordan discusses online forums and blogs in this post.

Jordan: Sad Day for Online Community

“The Jordanian government is going on, what can best be described as, an anti-online free speech jihad. A decision has been made to monitor websites (most likely including the rising...

Palestine: Following God's Rules

“When a man follows governmental rules and regulations; people call him a good citizen. He’s patriotic. When a man follows society’s rules and regulations; people call him civilized. When a...

Jordan: How to Force a Marriage

Naseem Tarawnah from Jordan links to a story about how a man was jailed for having a relationship with a girl, whose parents turned him away. He set up a...

Jordan: A Journey in Blogs

Naseem Tarawnah from Jordan talks a walk down the memory lane of citizen journalism in Jordan in this post.

Jordan: The Power of Blogs

“Those whose only reaction in life is cynicism and negativism can scoff all they want at blogs and the power of electronic media. But one thing is certain: blogging and...

Palestine: Protesting Violence and the Art of Resistance

Protest against Hamas is mounting in Gaza, as Palestinian bloggers and their supporters continue to look for their voices online, writes Shaden Abdulrahman in this round up of Palestinian blogs...

Jordan: Nine Crimes & Other September Stories

One story dominated Jordan's blogosphere lately. Naseem Tarawnah writes about how bloggers rallied behind "9 Miserable Days", a post by Jordanian blogger Who Sane, where he told an unfortunate personal...

Jordan: YouTube Solution for Job-Seekers

“Nowadays eager job seekers are turning to places like You Tube to tout their marketable skills, prospective employers are reacting positively,” writes Hatem Abunimah from Jordan.

Jordan: Read Sultana

Lina Ejeilat, from Jordan, encourages her readers to read a controversial book called Sultana by Jordanian author Ghalib Halassah, whose works were banned in Jordan.

Jordan: MP Attacked

Ahmad Ghashmary, from Jordan, writes about how a Jordanian MP from the Muslim Brotherhood was attacked and had half his beard shaved after he spoke out against the Jordanian government.

Jordan: Arab Women on TV

Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah discusses the roles given to women in Arab television programmes in this post.

Arabeyes: Countdown to Ramadhan

Ramadhan is a holy month in the Muslim calendar and it is celebrated in all Muslim countries, culminating with a feast or Eid after four weeks of fasting. Muslims are...

Egypt: Tourists Treated Poorly

Jordanian Ahmad Al Ghashmary writes about the abuse he met at the hands of Egyptian police while visiting the pyramids.

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