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· October, 2007

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 .....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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