Stories about Jordan from December, 2008
Twitter is the new blogging, or so the story goes. Never has that been more apparent than in times of crisis: During the Mumbai attacks, Twitter users provided up-to-the-minute coverage, and today, as Israeli airstrikes continue to hit Gaza, the Twittersphere is deep in discussion.
People from across the Arab world are lamenting the fate of Gazans, after a wave of Israeli aerial attacks, which have killed more than 200 Palestinians and wounded more than 700. The silence of Arab governments in particular is hitting a raw nerve.
Danish Runner Jesper Olsen is running around the world crossing four continents to promote running as something all cultures have in common.The Danish Ambassador to Jordan HE.Thomas Lund-Sørensen writes about this: As I am writing these lines the Ultra Runner Jesper Olsen from World Run II is crossing the Ramtha...
The Jordanian intelligence prevents Gamal Eid, the General Manager of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), from entering Jordan because of his criticism of freedom of expression in Jordan two years ago,The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, The Skeptic reports the details.
While a week has yet to pass since US President Bush faced a shoe flying in his direction from an Iraqi journalist during a press conference, the Jordanian blogosphere is already aflutter with varying reactions. Here’s a look at how Jordanian bloggers have been reacting thus far.
Jordan's Jazarah is full of praise for an anti-smoking advertisement in Peru, where 15,000 cigarette butts were glued to a panel.
Have you created something only to be dissed by your boss as it being “stupid”? Qwaider, from Jordan, has more details here.
Lost something – or rather someone hid something from you – and you can't find it? K Sharif from Jordan tells us the story here.
MommaBean, in Jordan, had visitors, whom she took to the Dead Sea's Amman Tourist Beach. Read her complaints here.
A group of Saudi young women are making their voices heard - in a manner unheard of in conservative Saudi Arabia. The Accolade is an all-girl rock band which is making waves across the blogosphere. Here are a few reactions from bloggers in the region.
Khobbeizeh, from Jordan, posts photographs from recent art exhibitions in Jordan.
Jordanian photographer Laith, who lives in Los Angeles, US, posts a few of the latest photographs he took here.
The Green Prophet asks Will the Coral Reef at Aqaba Beach Be Destroyed By Litter?: “The lush marine habitat by Aqaba Beach in Jordan is among the richest in the world, attracting thousands of visitors per year. But the popularity of the beach is also its downfall: In just 20...
From Jordan, Jazarah posts this video featuring funny bloopers by US President George W Bush.