What Comes Next? Questions, Agitations & Experiments in Middle Eastern New Media

Prologue. Apart from half-baked commentary that has populated this blog, it hasnít been the most personal of spaces. This makes itís pretty impossible to talk about what comes next without some personal context. This is the final post in a three-part series on where I’ve been, what I’ve learned, and where I’m going. Drawing from […]

Blogging, Media

For Talal

“You haven’t written for months,” a friend tells you recently. And as you stare at another blank page begging to be filled with words like a canvas needs paint, like a skyline needs a Sun, you realize there’s nothing you can write that someone hasn’t already thought about, written about, or managed to†articulate in a […]

Blogging, Life

When The Jordanian Government Thought Internet Censorship Was a Bad Idea

Photo Courtesy of: Jordan Open Source Association Once upon a time, the Jordanian government thought that censoring the Internet was actually a bad thing. In fact, the government felt that the best regulators of what content users should consume were the users themselves, in the form of the community – parents, schools, etc. Government recognises […]

Blogging, Commentary, Jordan, Jordanian Politics, Media