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Naseem Tarawnah

After several years of study abroad I have returned to my native home of Jordan to try and make a difference in my community. I have a degree in Political Science and Economics. My main blogging interests revolve around Jordanian and Palestinian issues, primarily those which are political, social and economic.

You can find my writings on my blog: The Black Iris

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Latest posts by Naseem Tarawnah

18 December 2008

Jordanian Bloggers React To Bush's Shoegate

While a week has yet to pass since US President Bush faced a shoe flying in his direction from an Iraqi journalist during a press conference, the Jordanian blogosphere is...

11 August 2008

Jordanian Bloggers Mourn Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

The Jordanian blogosphere has been mourning the great Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, who passed away from complications due to open-heart surgery at the age of 67 this week. For Jordanians,...

6 April 2008

Jordan: The Queen's Video, New Media Battles & Spring

As spring begins to take its course throughout the Kingdom, Jordanian bloggers have had a lot to talk about these past two weeks. Naseem Tarwanah takes us on the tour...

22 January 2008

Pitch Black Gaza: Jordanian Bloggers React!

As the Israeli onslaught in Gaza continues this week, the death toll continues to climb. With many of the dead being civilians and the European Union labeling the Israeli offensive...

9 November 2007

Jordan Remembers Amman Bombings

It's been two years since over 60 people were killed in the Amman bombings in Jordan. Two years ago, Global Voices kept the world up to date in the minutes...

9 September 2007

Jordan: Nine Crimes & Other September Stories

One story dominated Jordan's blogosphere lately. Naseem Tarawnah writes about how bloggers rallied behind "9 Miserable Days", a post by Jordanian blogger Who Sane, where he told an unfortunate personal...

9 July 2007

Jordanian Blogosphere | Celebrating Petra The World Wonder

It's been an interesting few days on the Jordanian blogosphere and Naseem Tarawnah brings us the latest in this review. Jordanians are celebrating the inclusion of Petra among the Seven...

9 April 2007

Jordanian Blogosphere: An Iris Also Blooms

The seasons are moving forward, the weather is moving forward, and the clocks have all sprung forward for spring. But controversy is in the air these past few weeks on...

18 March 2007

Jordanian Blogs: A Snow Day & Other Mid-March Tales

The biggest story to take the Jordanian blogosphere by storm seems to be the strange weather lately. A snow storm swept the country for 24 hours and many bloggers had...

23 February 2007

The Jordanian Blogosphere: February Clippings

The Jordanian blogosphere is abuzz with two controversies this month. The first revolves around the proposal to build a tourist complex near the Dibbin Forest that will result in the...

9 November 2006

The Screams of Gaza Echo in a Silent World

Four Months. 247 Palestinians dead. 155 of them, “official” civilians. 57 children. 996 wounded. 337 of them are children. Naseem Tarawnah wonders if the world can hear Gaza scream at...

22 August 2006

This Week In Palestine: Black & Blue

One week after the Israeli army brutally attacked a weekly non-violent legal demonstration against the wall in the village of Bil’in, August 18th saw yet another black and blue protest....

15 August 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Summer Rain

August 11th saw another weekly non-violent protest in Bil’in take a wrong turn as the Israeli army attacked protesters with rubber bullets and sound grenades as they marched toward the...

31 July 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: World On Fire

While the flames of war engulf Lebanon, Gaza is still under attack. Many of the victims have been Palestinian children, some barely a year old; and as their families prepare...

17 July 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: The Vocabulary of War

The word ‘peace’ has never seemed further from the recent realities that have gripped the region. Instead, the word ‘conflict’ seems to dominate the undertones of every blogger who’s been...

19 June 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Fire Dancing

The shelling of a Gaza beach few days ago which resulted in several deaths, continues to be a priority story for Palestinian bloggers this week; specifically the unresolved issue of...

13 June 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Tragedy at The Beach

Tragedy and shock has captured the minds and hearts of Palestinian bloggers this week. The Israeli shelling of Gaza which lead to the death of several civilians including women and...

5 June 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Behind The Walls

From barber shops and strawberry fields to politics and the lives of students behind walls, the Palestinian blogosphere this week has many stories to tell. Laila El-Haddad, far from the...

15 May 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Al-Nakba Continues

Al-Nakba (or ‘the catastrophe’), the day Israel declared its independence on May 14th 1948, has been the main topic of this past week. For many Palestinian bloggers Al-Nakba means remembering...

6 February 2006

Arab Bloggers Take on Danish Cartoons

As the debate rages on over the publication of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Arab bloggers are reacting with their own take on the...

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