Archive for July, 2012

Internet freedom in Jordan: the beginning of the end?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Whenever journalists, investors or ordinary people ask me: why has Jordan been able to shine in the region in the field of technology, web business and web content, one of my standard answers has always been: our relative freedom and our open internet policies. Over the past decade, Jordan has been steadily building a reputation [...]

Oh harsh and gentle Amman, when will you smile?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A story about love and life in Amman unfolds on an outdoor screen on an unusually hot summer evening. Behind that very screen, the lights from thousands of windows glimmer. It is there, on those hills, where the story plays out. But the hills of of Amman where not the only backdrop of the story [...]