Stories about Jordan from May, 2008
Jordan: Shy of Bras
An exhibition with a difference is being held in Jordan – that of bras – and the media is shy from covering it, writes Ahmed Humeid.
Jordan: Where did you sit in class?
“Where did you sit in class?” asks Jordanian blogger Roba, who provides us with an illustrated diagram showing how where students sat reflected their attitude towards the class.
Jordan: Choosing between two jobs
Jordanian Salam writes the dilemma of choosing between two jobs. Read her post to see what she decides to do.
Jordan: On Top of the World!
According to Al-Ghad newspaper, Jordanain Mustafa Salameh became the first Jordanian to plant the Jordanian flag on top of Mount Everest, reports Jordanian blogger Hareega.
Jordan: Talent Show Star Returns
Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah describes what happened when an aspiring pop star returned home from a talent reality show – and has a video to document his findings.
Jordan: To All the Drama Fans
“(H)ere's a piece of advice for all drama fans: If you want to have drama in your life, do it in an environment friendly way and don't take it out on others; let it only involve you and yourself. It's nobody's fault you turned out this way. No, not even...
Jordan: Qwaider Movies Launched
Qwaider Movies went live today, announces Jordanian blogger Qwaider.
Masdar: A Carbon Neutral City Planned in Jordan
Arab Environment Watch posts on news about Masdar, saying “This is exciting news emerging from the planners of Masdar city, the first zero carbon city in the world.”
Driving in Jordan
From Jordan, wasapninjordan writes about driving standards in the kingdom.
Jordan: Hackers Eyes on Palestinian Blogs
It's funny how every time I write about Palestine, I get a slew of hack attempts ranging from the most primitive to the most complicated scary ones. I won't get into much details, but I've been noticing a huge amount of unnatural activity,” writes Jordanian blogger Qwaider.
Jordan: Families not able to Eat
Joladies from Jordan writes about a poor woman, she met at a hospital, who told her nine children haven't eaten meat since last year. She comments: “When we watch all the money that is flowing round Jordan it just seems so awful that families are not able to eat.”
Jordan: Three Activists Detained
“Three leftist activists were detained by the Jordanian police for putting up posters about the Nakba in the streets…” reports Hossam el Hamalawy, from Egypt.
Jordan: Underwater Cemetery
Jordanian blogger Lulu, who lives in the US, draws our attention to an underwater cemetery, which sea lovers can choose to be buried in.
Jordan: Queen Rania Reads Blogs
Jordanian Ahmed Humeid is excited Queen Rania of Jordan has mentioned a number of websites related to citizen journalism in a recent newspaper interview.
Palestine: Sixty Years of Al Nakba
Celebrations are under way to mark Israel's 60th anniversary - but for millions of Palestinians whose grandparents and parents were made refugees in the process, today marks Al Nakba - a day they were forced to flee their lands or were forcefully expelled from their homes as the State of Israel was born. Following is a cross-section of reactions from Arab bloggers.
Jordan: Alcohol Prices on the Increase
Jordanian Moey complains about the increase in alcohol prices in his country.
Dubai: Whales and Planktons
Jordanian blogger Sha3teely is in Dubai for a few days and shares his feelings and some photographs in this post. “This trip simply showed me how much poor, unimportant, dispensable and small creature I am… it showed me how big is the world and how far are we. It showed...
Jordan: Speed Kills
Speed kills, so does culture, says Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah in this post about speeding.
Jordan: Gearing Up for Strike
Jordan is gearing up for a strike on May 4, according to bloggers. Just like in Egypt, the message to strike was posted on Facebook, and later picked up by blogs, in protest against increasing prices and calling for better living conditions.
Middle East: Police Meet Workers on May 1
May Day is the day workers around the world rally for better working conditions and higher wages. In the Middle East, bloggers mark the day with posts and photographs reporting what happened, what the day means for them, and why it is a reason for celebration.
Jordan: Blog About Palestine Day
Jordanian blogger Qwaider announces that May 15 is the Blog for Palestine Day.