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Nadine Toukan

Producer. Curator. And conversation provocateur. I tweet a lot.

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Latest posts by Nadine Toukan

27 June 2012

Jordan: Women's Basic Rights for Dignity and Social Cohesion

Over 200 people created a human chain in the streets of Amman on the afternoon of Monday June 25th, holding signs demonstrating a stand against crimes in the name of...

24 March 2012

Jordan: One Year On, Tensions Building Up

It's March 24th, 2012 - a year after the weekend that shocked Jordan domestically, further exacerbating a lethargic reform effort. It is the anniversary of the weekend when a diverse...

4 March 2012

Jordan: Amman's Welcome Snow Day

Amid a rough winter in Jordan with little optimism in the air, Ammanis found solace in getting snowed in on Thursday, making it a long white weekend; joyfully hyper tweeting...

23 October 2011

Jordan: Alternative Voices on the World Economic Forum

From October 21 to 23, Jordan hosted the World Economic Forum's Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World. This year, as the Arab world continues...

23 September 2011

Jordan: MPs Wage Battle Against the Youth

This week's House of Representatives parliament sessions in Amman, Jordan, have been the center of public discontent, especially among the youth community. Jordan's young population came under fire during the...

13 June 2011

Jordan: King Abdullah Shares His Vision for Reform

Abdullah II of Jordan spoke to the country Sunday night about national unity, reform, priorities and his vision for the political future of the country, which will include a constitutional,...

28 May 2011

Jordan: Debating Economic Policies and the Road to Reform

The state of Jordan's economy, specifically discussing economic policies since 1989 and the national debt, were the highlight of the 7iber #HashtagDebates. The conversation hosted prominent Jordanian economists Ibrahim Saif...

Arab World: Ibn Khaldun Gets Doodled and Tweeted

Considered the greatest Arab historiographer and historian, the philosopher Ibn Khaldun was born in present-day Tunisia in 1332. He is also known as the father of cultural history and modern...

Egypt: Tahrir Speaks

27 March 2011

Jordan: One Death and Some Loss of Hope

Friday night marked the violent defeat of protests that began on March 24 (#March24) in Amman, Jordan. By the end of Friday, one man had died, Khairi Jameel AlSaad, 55,...

25 March 2011

Jordan: #March24 Protest Camp in Amman

Hundreds of pro-democracy Jordanians, mostly students and young people, gathered to protest at the Dakhliyeh Circle (Ministry of Interior Circle) in Amman on March 24, 2011. Demands from the protestors...

7 March 2011

Jordan: #HashtagDebates and Reforms

The second #HashtagDebates organized by 7iber took place at Makan House in Amman this evening (March 7). 7iber, the Jordanian youth-orientated independent media outlet has been contributing to growing public...

4 March 2011

Jordan: Creative Signs for Change at Amman Protest

Another Friday protest calling for reforms in Jordan took place in downtown Amman today (March 4, 2011). After a week of generally disappointed reactions at the newly appointed prime minister's...

25 February 2011

Jordan: Reactions to Amman's Friday Protests (Photos)

After demonstrations in Amman, Jordan on Friday 18 February, 2011, thousands of Jordanians representing diverse groups and voices took to the streets this Friday 25 February, in a more organized...

4 February 2011

Egypt: The View from Jordan

Sentiments are generally high in the Jordanian street in support of the uprising in Egypt. People are tuned into the news and events, there is Egypt related chatter at various...

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