Stories about Jordan from October, 2007
Jordan: Plea to Help Family
Ola Eliwat from Jordan appeals to readers to dig deep into their pockets to help a family whose house in Baqa'a Camp was destroyed in a fire.
Jordan: Blogging in English Back
Jordan Watch is back in English, writes Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam.
Jordan: Political Money and the Elections
Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam discusses his skepticism with Jordan's democratic political progress in this post (Ar). Is there political money fueling his country's campaigning for seats in the Parliament .. or it is just money?
Jordan: First Wifi Street
Al Wakalat Street, Jordan first pedestrian zone, is now also Jordan’s first municipal WiFi zone, announced Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid.
Jordan: Media and Elections Snippets
Jordanian Lina Ejeilat shares with us snippets of news about media and the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections in this post. Among the snippets is an article about 46 women from Erbid running in the elections.
Jordan: Dulicate Names
“One of the (dirty) tricks played in elections here is the running of candidates with similar names. Typically, one of these candidates is paid to run in order to bleed off votes from a legitimate candidate,” explains Jordanian blogger Khalaf, who is updating us on the upcoming Parliamentary elections in...
Jordan: Parliamentary Elections Soon
Jordanian Lina Ejeilat updates us about her country's parliamentarian elections.
jordan: The Inner Child
Jordanian blogger and doctor Hareega discusses the inner child in many in this moving post.
Jordan: Australian Blogger Turns 108
Ola Eliwat, from Jordan, draws our attention to the world's oldest blogger – Olive Riley from Australia, who is blogging away at the age of 108!
Jordan: New Blog for Amman
“Amman the capital of Jordan has it's own blog! (being managed by the Greater Amman Municipality) and being hosted by Jeeran (Ar),” writes blogger Qwaider.
Jordan: A Call from Queen Rania
Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawnah pays tribute to Queen Rania, who called his friend's fiance and congratulated her on an online project she had been working on. “It turns out Her Majesty Queen Rania decided to give Sara a ring and tell her that she discovered the Action Committee through...
Bahrain: Iraqi Refugees Shedding Off Sectarian Violence
Bahraini blogger Dawood writes that Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan are ‘shedding off’ sectarian violence.
Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 3)
The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the last of a three-part series. Today's tour takes us to Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Iran and Palestine.
Jordan: Women's Quota
Jordanian blogger Khalaf discusses the women's quota in the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections.
Free Speech Roundup: China, UAE, Jordan, Iran and more
Two interesting documents related to Internet censorship and circumvention were published recently: “Everyone's Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide”, released by The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and a “Journey to the Heart of Internet censorship” in China, released by RSF and Chinese Human Rights Defenders, and written by an anonymous Chinese technician. In Jordan sending emails and writing online poems can send you to jail. And, is Facebook blocked in the United Arab Emirates?
Jordan: Jail Sentence Criticized
Jordanian The Observer criticizes the jailing of Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi, even though he doesn't agree with his policies.
Jordan: sending emails and writing online poems can send you to prison!
[More on GV Advocacy…] Ahmad Oweidi al-Abbadi, the 62-year-old former parliamentarian and leader of the Jordanian National Movement, was sentenced to two years in prison for “undermining state dignity”, “sending false news through emails” and “illegally distributing leaflets.” Mohammed Al-Zohairi, or “Al Qaeda Poet” , has been sentenced to 18...
Jordan: Aids Concerns
Jordanian blogger Hareega is concerned about the spread of the deadly Aids virus in his country.
Jordan: Welcoming Sindibad
Jordanian Ahmed Humeid introduces us to Sindibad, (Ar) the Arab business renaissance blog.
Jordan: Teaching Eighth Graders
Jordanian Lina Ejeilat writes about her experience teaching a class of eighth graders in this post.
Jordan: Advice to Facebookers
Jordanian blogger Hareega dishes out advice to his country's Facebooker's in this post.