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Stories about Jordan

18 April 2014

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

24 January 2014

GV Face: Live from the Arab Bloggers Meeting #AB14

GV Face

GVers Advox Director Hisham Almiraat, GV MENA Region Editor Amira Al Hussaini, SMEX Co-Director Mohammed Najem and Berkman Fellow Dalia Othman share with us their insights from this remarkable event.

19 November 2013

PHOTOS: Five Stories About Syrian Refugees You Need to Know

Rami Al Hames selects five stories through photographs to illustrate the hard and real life that Syrians refugees are facing away from their homes.

10 September 2013

Jordanian MP Fires Kalashnikov in Parliament

A Jordanian Member of Parliament opened fire on another MP while Parliament was in session today. No one was injured in the fiasco.

3 January 2013

Arab World: Al-Andalus: Fall or Reconquista?

While people in Spain celebrated “El día de la Toma de Granada”, those in the Arab world debated whether it was an Arab occupation of Iberian Peninsula or not.

13 November 2012

Arab World: What will Change with Obama's Re-Election?

Barack Obama has won a second term as US President but how does he fare among netizens across the Arab world? Here's a snippet of the conversation on Twitter following...

10 October 2012

Arab World: The Plight of Syrian Refugee Girls

As the Syrian Revolution continues, its consequences continue to affect refugees who have fled the violence in the country, especially women. Syrian refugee girls in Jordan, Libya, Turkey and Lebanon...

27 September 2012

Jordan: Inkitab Group to Hold Second Used Book Fair

After the success of their first event, the Inkitab Group which works to promote reading, will hold their second used book fair in the Jordanian capital Amman on October 1,...

12 September 2012

Jordan: ‘Day of Mourning’ as Parliament Approves Internet Restrictions

Jordanian netizens held a mock funeral outside parliament today [Sept 12, 2012] to mourn the death of the freedom of the Internet. Inside parliament, MPs approved a new press and...

29 August 2012

Jordan: A Black Day to Protest Internet Censorship

'Over 150 sites in Jordan are going black, including the country's top new sites, to protest laws that restrict internet freedom #blackoutjo.' - On August 29, websites went offline to...

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