Stories about Jordan from November, 2009
Naseem Tarawnah's The Black Iris won the Brass Crescent award in the Middle East category for the second year in a row.
Jordanian Hatem Abunimeh describes his ordeal getting an Internet connection in Jordan.
After the Jordanian Parliament was dissolved, Jordanian Hareega writes: “If a new Parliament is to be elected, it has to be an absolute disaster for me to believe it is representative of the people. Anything less than a catastrophic performance will make suspect that the elections were a fraud.”
Lama J from Jordan writes about her visit to the UK and then Canada in this post.
Jordanian Ola Eliwat, from Cinnamon Zone, pens an open letter to MBC television group. In it, she writes: “And please consider shutting down 90% of your channels, I think it would be a HUGE favor for the Arab nation!”
Arab American Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at a military base on the US, killing several people. Jordanian Hareega comments on the incident in this post.
Many countries have introduced vaccinations to help combat the spread of H1N1, or swine flu. As the sickness toll increases, so does the buzz online.
Max Strasser, a journalist living in Cairo, wrote his thoughts on government plans to sync the call to prayer in every Cairo mosque to a radio broadcast.
Over the last few years, and due to the high level of freedom on the internet in Jordan, a number of online social initiatives have been born. Mohammad Azraq takes a closer look at Aramram in this post.