With the Israeli attack on Gaza ongoing, and the death toll continuing to climb to over 700; between the headlines and the imagery, there is a fusion of emotions ranging from anger and frustration, to empathy and helplessness that I’m sure most Jordanians can relate to. While there’s little that can be done with the […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything on the black iris and that’s largely due to being a bit jaded with the political scene of the country. So, instead, the following is an incoherent rant on a completely different subject that has long annoyed me. photo credit If there’s one thing I’ve learned about entrepreneurship, […]
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I’m here in Tunisia for the next four days at the third Arab Bloggers meeting, which has brought together what I think are some of the most significant digital voices in the Arab world today. It’s quite interesting to be in Tunisia, the first Arab country to gain its freedom from a tyrannical power and […]
As many already know, today is World Against Cyber Censorship Day. While I’ve usually used this day as an opportunity to highlight the importance of keeping a free Internet in a country like Jordan, this year I feel like that call has catapulted to the forefront but for entirely different reasons. Last year, we saw […]
Blog Action Day 2010: Water from Blog Action Day on Vimeo. It’s that time of year again. Time to start a global conversation on the blogosphere for a single day. Blog Action Day will be held on October 15th and this year the global issue is water. What more fitting a topic than that for […]
To all the readers of the Black Iris, a Ramadan Mubarak inshallah, and may your prayers and fasting be accepted! If you’re in the giving mood, as well you should be, please take some time to head on over to Islamic Relief and help out those in need, especially our brothers and sisters in Pakistan, […]