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Mohammad Azraq

MENA Research Officer at New Tactics in Human Rights. Previously a research a fellow at the War Studies Department of King's College London. I am passionate about renewable energy, visual arts, social media and traveling.

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Latest posts by Mohammad Azraq

2 November 2009

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...

29 August 2009

Arab World: Young People Gather to Learn Social Media Tools

Young people from eight Arab countries and Sweden met last May to learn certain leadership and organizational skills, and how to use the tools of social media to advance social...

23 April 2009

Jordan: Beyond Stereotypes

How to get past stereotypes and the future of the relationship between Denmark and the Arab and Muslim worlds was the centre of discussions at an event organised by the...

20 April 2009

Lebanon: Activists Experiment with Social Media

The use of social media tools such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and mobile technology has become increasingly popular in activism and advocacy work worldwide in recent years. In Lebanon, a...

8 March 2009

Jordan: Demo For Arab Technology Innovators

Jordanian Mohammad Azraq attends the launch of Arab Crunch Demo, a blog which aims to promote Arab technology start-ups, and shares his findings in this post.

27 February 2009

India: Environmental Scholars On a Very Cool Mission

About two weeks ago, I read in Tom Friedman's column in the New York Times about two young scholars from the U.S who were on a very impressive mission in...

25 February 2009

Jordan: Discusses Vital Issues For Jordan

For the last 10 days or so, has been discussing very important issues affecting Jordan, with issues ranging from water scarcity, energy, unemployment and economics to the recent changes...

16 February 2009

Jordan: Bloggers Reflect on Valentine's Day

Bloggers' reflections on Valentine's day in Jordan varied between wishes for a happy day, and raising important issues about the holiday. Here is what some of them had to say....

14 February 2009

Jordan: Empowering Women, Emos and Live Mesh

Discussions on empowering women to the behaviour of teenagers to the latest new software which lets you synchronize your all your data on your computer are taking place at the...

10 February 2009

Jordan: Clothes, Logos and Traffic Violators

In this round up of Jordnian blogs, Mohammad Azraq quotes bloggers discussing wearing colourful clothes, Amman's new logo and traffic violators.

6 February 2009

Jordan: Water, Honour Crimes, Jordan Web Award, and Corporate Social Responsibilty

In this week's round up of Jordanian blogs, bloggers are discussing water scarcity, honour crime, the Jordan web awards and corporate responsibility, reports Mohammad Azraq, from Amman.

27 December 2008

World Runner Comes to Jordan

Danish Runner Jesper Olsen is running around the world crossing four continents to promote running as something all cultures have in common.The Danish Ambassador to Jordan HE.Thomas Lund-Sørensen writes about...

29 November 2008

Jordan: Amman's November Fuel Crisis

When Jordan's government proposed adjusting fuel prices according to the rise and fall in the international markets on a weekly basis, gas station owners protested and for a period of...

26 November 2008

Congratulations Pour in on Queen Rania's Youtube Award

Bloggers from across the Middle East and North Africa are tipping their hats to Jordan's Queen Rania, and her visionary initiative on YouTube, after she was awarded YouTube's first-ever Visionary...

24 November 2008

Jordan: The Queen's Vlog, Internet Socio-Economics and More

In today's review of the Jordanian blogosphere, Mohammad Azraq links to posts celebrating Queen Rania's latest Vlog, the socio-economic implications of a faster Internet, a new idea for social networking,...

3 November 2008

Jordan: Meet the Foreigners, Arab Music, and Business Ideas

The number of young expatriates coming to Jordan for different purposes, commonly to learn Arabic, has become significant. Walking around Jabal Amman, you can notice them sitting in cafes and...

25 October 2008

Jordan: Rumours, Gap Year Foreign Students, and Body of Lies

From an innocent murmur to a devastating consequence on the life of an innocent girl, see how rumours can destroy lives in Jordan in this round up of Jordanian blogs...

12 October 2008

Jordan: Fighting Corruption, New York, and the Economic Crisis

From advice from the Danish Ambassador to Jordan on how to beat corruption, to life as a student in New York, to the impact of the global economic crisis on...

1 October 2008

Running Away from Marriage: A Story From Syria

American Fulbright scholar in Damascus Orientalista brings up the story of her Syrian friend Manar, a 22-year old female from the Druze minority in the country, who ran away from...

21 September 2008

Jordan: A Popular Cafe Shut Down in Ramadan Crackdown

A popular cafe in in the Jordanian capital Amman was shut down by police for serving alcohol and food during Ramadan, among reasons. The action sparked a debate on the...

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