Latest posts by Naseem Tarawnah
18 December 2008
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 already aflutter with varying reactions. Here’s a look at how Jordanian bloggers have been reacting thus far.
11 August 2008
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
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 of the Jordanian blogosphere, with stops at the Queen Rania YouTube message to the world; online free speech; spring and local politics.
22 January 2008
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 as 'collective punishment', the situation has not sat well with Jordanian bloggers. Here's what they had to say in the past few days.
9 November 2007
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 and hours following the bombings, even when media giants like CNN couldn't. Yesterday, Jordanian bloggers remembered, finding it difficult at times to find the right words.
9 September 2007
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 story involving the mysterious disappearance of his father, leading his family to expect the worse.
9 July 2007
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 World Wonders, discussing the archaic (and outlawed) tradition of shooting guns during traditions and pondering on the effectiveness of traditional marriages.
9 April 2007
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
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 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...