Stories about Jordan from April, 2008
Jordan: That Toyota Ferrari
Jordanian Lulu shares one of the stupidest things she has ever uttered in this post. She recalls: ‘Me: “I saw a cool car today.” Brother (15 at the time):”Really? What model?” Me: “I am not sure. I think it's a Toyota Ferrari”‘
Jordan: A Day at Work
With tomorrow bring a holiday – Labour Day – Ola Eliwat, from Jordan, gives us a break down of her day at work today.
Jordan: Mixed Signals
“Can the same facebook contact add an application called (The Latest Hunk) and within the same day join a group called (Proud to be a Muslim) ?” asks Hani Obaid from Jordan.
Overheard in Jordan
From Jordan, Salam shares a conversation she overheard at a fast food joint in Amman.
Jordanian Mona Lisa
From Jordan, Moey shares with us a portrait of a Jordanian Mona Lisa.
Jordan: Three Nasty Words
Jordanian 7aki Fadi tells her readers about the three words which make her cringe.
AIDS – A Taboo in the Arab World
AIDS, the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is a taboo word in the Arab world. But the scary word has managed to crop up in many blog posts this week - from Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Bahrain and Yemen.
Jordan: Climate Change and the Arab World
Batir Wardam, from Jordan, says the Arab world is starting to get serious about climate change.
Jordan: The Camera which Sees Through Clothes
A camera which can see through clothes and is being used to counter terrorism? Zeid Nasser from Jordan has more in this post.
Jordan: Big Brother Reality TV Show Coming Soon
“If you love the TV show, Big Brother, and if it’s been a life-long goal of yours to be a contestant on it, then I’ve got good news for all you die-hard reality TV fans; Big Brother is coming to Jordan and in the most hi-tech of manners,” writes Naseem...
Hareega updates us about the latest deals of the Jordanian government – which has been selling prime property to foreign investors.
Jordan: How Can a PM Demonstrate his Worthiness?
From Jordan, Khalaf asks: “How would a prime minister who is presiding over an economy with over 10% inflation, slow economic growth, failing public education and health services and an inability to execute any important public projects prove his worthiness?”
Jordan: Smart Mosques with High Speed Internet
Zeid Nasser, from Jordan, writes about ‘smart’ mosques, with high-speed Internet, cropping up in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Arab Environment Watch: Jordan switches to unleaded fuel
Arab Environment Watch sees a Public Health Boost as Jordan switches to unleaded fuel, saying that the story is worthy of reading and documentation.
Jordan: Parliament and Corruption
Jordanian Batir Wardam (Ar) asks whether the Jordanian parliament has become the biggest institution of corruption in his country.
Jordan: Coming out of the closet
Jordanian 7aki Fadi discusses what coming out of the closet means to gays and lesbians in the Middle East.
Jordan: Home for the CIA Detainees
Naseem Tarawnah, from Jordan, uncovers the story behind those detained by the Jordanian Intelligence, on behalf of the CIA, after the September 11 attacks.
Jordan: The Queen's Video, New Media Battles & Spring
As spring begins to take its course throughout the Kingdom, Jordanian bloggers have had a lot to talk about these past two weeks. Naseem Tarwanah takes us on the tour of the Jordanian blogosphere, with stops at the Queen Rania YouTube message to the world; online free speech; spring and local politics.
Jordan: Married Men
“Somehow, the fact that a guy got married, and got a kid makes him suddenly a guru, and on anything and everything, including things that are in your area of expertise,” writes Jordanian Qwaider about married men.
Jordan: Blog Day Harvest
Scores of Jordanian bloggers marked Jordan Day with posts celebrating their country and its achievements. Qwaider provides links to the posts here. “This day, wasn't supposed to be so emotional, but emotions were pouring, the day was full of heart and heart felt articles and wonderful comments by amazing people…...
Jordan: What Do Our Children Read?
"What do our children read?" is the question posed by Jordanian Batir Wardam (Ar), who finds himself pleading on behalf of a girl at a bookshop who wanted to buy a children's magazine against her nonchalant mother's wishes.