Stories about Jordan from November, 2009
Jordan: Brass Award for The Black Iris
Naseem Tarawnah's The Black Iris won the Brass Crescent award in the Middle East category for the second year in a row.
Jordan: Internet Blues
Jordanian Hatem Abunimeh describes his ordeal getting an Internet connection in Jordan.
Jordan: Keep the bad Parliament!
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.”
Jordan: The London Circus
Lama J from Jordan writes about her visit to the UK and then Canada in this post.
Jordan: Letter to MBC
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!”
Jordan: Nidal Malik Hasan
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.
MENA: H1N1, Vaccines and Conspiracy Theories
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.
Egypt: Max's thoughs on Azaan
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.
Jordan: Videos for Social Change!
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.