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From the Jordanian Blogosphere

The Jordanian blogosphere has a lot to say on the Jordanian constitution this week. Naseem Tarawneh writes about the 200 temporary laws and the Jordanian Constitution created between 1999 and 2005. Lina Ejeilat meanwhile is angry at the situation regarding the arrest of Chief Editors of the two weekly tabloids, Shihan and Al-Mihwar for re-publishing the cartoons, “So basically while the Jordanian Press Association stands up against government intervention or punishment of journalists for something they publish, it retains this right for itself!” Natasha Tynes is also angry at the constitution that does not allow a Jordanian women to pass on her citizenship to her children, “Even a residence permit for children with foreign fathers is not given automatically or free of charge. Naseem Tarawneh thus writes, “Jordan needs to have free elections now to rid itself of some incompetent MP's.”

Khalaf has a post regarding the Jordanian budget debate, as well as one on the effects on Jordan of Hamas winning the Palestinian legislative elections. Jameed reports that leading Jordanian journalists are hoping to help improve reporting on HIV/AIDS, having taken part in a workshop focusing on curtailing popular misperceptions, saying that this is great news.

On a more technological front, Ahmad Humeid of 360 East marvels over the effects of various technologies that are competing for one's driving time- including podcasting and Yazan Malakha writes a review of Internet Explorer 7. Jad Madi complains about the fact that some online companies blacklist the Middle Eastern transactions.


As for the infamous cartoon debate, it's still pretty hot in the Jordanian blogosphere, with more various opinions. Roba Assi is angry at the reaction of the Islamic world,  Haitham Sabbah shares two articles on the cartoons, saying “What a crazy world we live in”. Hareega is also bewildered by the reactions.

1 comment

  • Well, I think we all agree the reaction to the cartoons in the Islamic world hasn’t exactly been reasonable.

    Understand they’re now selling tee shirts of the cartoon. Hope you don’t run across a fanatic as you wear it! Could be a mite dangerous!

    Temporary laws enshrined in the constitution? What an interesting idea!

    J P B from Grrrr SC

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