Stories about Jordan from December, 2010
Former Jordanian MP and Wihdat football club president Tareq Sami Khoury had been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting and insulting a gendarme officer. Netizens react to the sentence.
From Jordan, Kinzi attended the First Arab Social Media Forum and shares her experience here.
From Jordan, Naseem Al Tarawneh gives us an insight on chaotic football and the much needed Palestinian Jordanian identity conversation. “If there was ever a time for the taboo chains to crumble, the chains that have long ensnared any attempts to host a national dialog over the issue of identity...
News reports estimate that 250 people were injured following a football game in south Amman between the Wihdat team, usually followed by Jordanians of Palestinian heritage, and the al-Faisali team, usually supported by Jordanians of Transjordanian heritage. Twitter users react to the unfolding drama.
The Huffington Post‘s Arianna Huffington shares her views on the social media scene in the Middle East here.