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Arab Bloggers: A Blessed Generation?

This post was originally published on Global Voices Advox.

“Your generation is blessed. Everybody has a phone now, internet is accessible everywhere, satellite TV is available in almost every home. What more do you need?”

This was thrown at me by a middle-aged Jordanian taxi driver who took me from the Amman airport to the Arab Bloggers Meeting last month. I was trying to share with him my frustration about the situation of freedom of expression in the Arab world.

Three years earlier, I may have agreed with the man’s comment. Today it seems to encapsulate almost all that is wrong with the way some of us still think about how technology can change things.

متابعة قراءة Arab Bloggers: A Blessed Generation?

Citizen Lab: Cyber Stewards at the Fourth Arab Bloggers Meeting in Jordan

This post was originally published by citizenlab.org.

From 20-23 January, activists and bloggers from across the Arab world gathered in Amman, Jordan for the Fourth Arab Bloggers Meeting. Organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Global Voices, the three-day private event was followed by a public forum with panel discussions, debates, and interviews on 23 January.
متابعة قراءة Citizen Lab: Cyber Stewards at the Fourth Arab Bloggers Meeting in Jordan

Noon Arabia: A Day in Jebel Amman

This post was first published on Notes by Noon.

I lived in Amman for two years and a half and have since visited it several times, so it was nice to be back once again for the Arab Bloggers Meeting. I spent my first day with a close and art loving friend in the part I missed most, Jebel Amman. Our first stop was at Sufra Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Jebel Amman, which offered a wide variety of jordanian appetizers and main courses accompanied with freshly baked bread just out of the ‘tanour’.
متابعة قراءة Noon Arabia: A Day in Jebel Amman

أمسية شعرية تكريماً للفن المناضل (صورة)

مغني الراب المغربي معاد "الحاقد" يقرأ بيتاً شعرياً تكريماً لروح الشاعر المصري الراحل فؤاد نجم. (صورة، هشام المرآة)
مغني الراب المغربي معاد “الحاقد” يقرأ بيتاً شعرياً تكريماً لروح الشاعر المصري الراحل فؤاد نجم.
(صورة، هشام المرآة)