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· March, 2009

Stories about Jordan from March, 2009

Jordan: Blogger Exposes a State Secret

Jordanian blogger Rami Abdelrahman has blogged about a closely guarded secret about his government's involvement in the war on Afghanistan - and is getting unwelcome attention from the intelligence service.

Jordan: Amman joins Earth Hour

Amman, Jordan, will turn off its lights for one hour on Saturday as part of Earth Hour, a worldwide initiative which urges people to turn off their lights for an...

Jordan: Psychological Problems

A million Jordanians suffer from psychological problems. Osamaa Al Romh discusses the phenomena in this post [Ar].

Jordan: 19-year-old woman killed by father and brothers

Kinzi reacts to news that a 19-year-old girl was killed in Jordan by her father and brothers for wearing make up and talking to men saying: “Better ban Maybelline from...

Jordan: Call to end Honour Killings

Jordanian Qwaider calls for an off and online campaign against the so called honour killings, in which women are killed by relatives for having relations with men. “Every year, over...

Jordan: Photographs from Damascus

Jordanian Ali Dahmash is back from Damascus, Syria, and shares photographs he has taken there in this post.

Jordan: Online Petition in Support of Journalist

Hamede [Ar], from Jordan, urges his readers to sign an online petition in support of Jordanian journalist  Khalid Mahadeen, who is being sued by Parliament members, whom he had earlier...

Jordan: Billionaires Drop

From Jordan, Jazarah reports: “the total number of billionaires around the world dropped from 1,125 in 2008 to 793, that’s like 30% drop, I wonder how it’s going to look...

Jordan: Day Against Cyber Censorship

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah marks the World Day Against Cyber Censorship, which fell on March 12, with this post.

Jordan: New Facebook Design

Roba Al Assi, from Jordan, comments on the new Facebook designs saying: “By now, we are all aware of the fact that Facebook changes their design as often as the...

Jordan: Bloggers Come Together in Celebration

Jordanian bloggers came together to mark the second Blog About Jordan Day on March 12, an initiative started in 2008 by Qwaider. Jordanian and expat bloggers wrote about Jordan's perks...

Jordan: Blog About Jordan Day Approaches

Blog About Jordan Day, an initiative started in 2008 by blogger Qwaider, has begun. The day designated for all bloggers, Jordanian or not, to write about Jordan in any shape...

Jordan: “I've been Twittered”

From Jordan, Kinzi joins Twitter. “I've been Twittered,” she announces on her blog.

Jordan: Is the Government paying off Journalists?

Does the Jordanian government pay off journalists. Check out The Black Iris for more details.

Jordan's “shameful reaction”

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah is incensed with his countries “shameful reaction” towards Israel's plans to demolish 180 homes in East Jerusalem and evict 1,500 Palestinians. “[T]he reaction from the Jordanian state...

Jordan: Demo For Arab Technology Innovators

Jordanian Mohammad Azraq attends the launch of Arab Crunch Demo, a blog which aims to promote Arab technology start-ups, and shares his findings in this post.

Jordan: Adopting a Palestinian Child

Jordanian blogger Ali Dahmash has ‘adopted’ a Palestinian child who lost his father in the recent war on Gaza. Read more about why he did that in this post.

Arab World: Birthday Food for Thought

Several bloggers from across the Arab World are marking their birthdays online with philosophical posts, describing their lives, hopes, accomplishments and dreams. Here's a selection of posts.

Jordan: Photo of the Moment

Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah posts a Reuters photograph showing a Palestinian man sitting near the Jaffa Gata in Jerusalem's Old City and notes: “If this picture doesn’t personify the Palestinian...

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