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· June, 2009

Stories about Jordan from June, 2009

Jordan: MPs Drafting a Law which requires Website Passwords

A new electronic sites law is being reviewed and drafted by the Jordanian Parliament which requires website administrators to provide their site's passwords to the government's Printing and Publication Directorate....

Jordan: Poet Accused of Apostasy

The Jordanian blogger behind Jad's Thoughts notes that a young Jordanian poet has been accused of apostasy by Jordan's Grand Mufti.  The accused poet included Qur'anic verses in romantic poetry.

Jordan: Hands off private schools

At Creative Jordan, Yusuf Mansur argues in favour of private schools. “Jordanian policy makers, lacking the resources to promote world-class educational systems, have focused their attention on overregulating the private...

Arab World: Berkman Launches New Arab Blog Study

Harvard University's Berkman Centre for Internet and Society has released a study of the Arabic blogosphere entitled Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere. About 35,000 active blogs were covered. “The goal for...

Arab World: “Iran is a Democratic Dictatorship”

Reactions continue to pour across the Arab world over developments in Iran, in the aftermath of the country's presidential elections which saw Mahmoud Ahmedinejad winning a second term, with 66...

Arab World: Let the Iranians do Whatever they Want

Iran's presidential election and its aftermath have grabbed the headlines of blogs across the Arab world this week as bloggers from all walks to life react to the latest developments...

Jordan: Reactions to Obama's Speech

Jordanian Ali Dahmash posts reactions of friends and colleagues from around the Middle East to US President Barack Obama's policy address in Cairo.

Jordan: Angry at Commercial Shoot

The Black Iris, from Jordan, is angry that permission was given to film a commercial on a busy road, during rush hour. “Who in their right mind allowed an advertising...

Jordan: Air France Tragedy and the Bermuda Triangle

Jordanian Hareega is outraged with the conspiracy theories being discussed in Arabic Press over the Air France plane crash. “I don't know much about flying routes, but I'm sure a...

Jordan: SMS Updates on Obama's Cairo Speech

Following US President Barack Obama's visit to Egypt today? Jordanian blogger Ali Dahmash provides links on how receive SMS updates on Obama's historic speech. Details are available here.

Jordan: A Guide to Taxis

Taking a taxi in Amman, Jordan? Ksharif has some tips to share in this post.

Kuwait: Impressions of Amman

Kuwaiti blogger ZDisrict visited Amman, Jordan, and shares his impressions in this post.

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