Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Challenging Big Tech

Many believe the Internet is and will continue to be an open and democratic space. But the reality is that it’s increasingly dominated by a handful of companies that control our digital autonomy. By Zeid Nasser Each month, Facebook is…

Valuing Visitors

One of the leading figures in Jordan’s vital tourism industry is urging the government to build on efforts to lure visitors back to the Kingdom. Despite regional unrest keeping away many international travelers and occupancy rates below 50 percent across…

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Hashtag #Ten

On August 23, 2007, Chris Messina (@ChrisMessina) suggested the use of the hashtag sign ‘for groups on Twitter’. The rest is history. The hashtag has become an integral part of social media trends across a number of platforms, not just…

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The Aid Conundrum

Jordan has received generous amounts of foreign aid over recent years. So why has it had such little impact on the economy? Jordan has long depended on foreign financial assistance to get by. Aid has played a crucial role in…

SAFEHOUSE

The Brands of Jordan Part 3

    With dune buggies, airplane seats and halved cars, SAFEHOUSE has presented Amman with a quirky and captivating way to manage your insurance. Insurance is notorious for being one of the least romantic areas of finance. In the Middle…

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The Marseille Week in Aqaba by Panmed Events

Panmed Events, a Jordanian company that encourages French and European investments in Jordan’s organizing the Marseille Week in Aqaba from October 16 to 22, 2017 under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Nasser Shraideh, Chief Commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone. Panmed…

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Ushering in a New Era

Jordan’s transport system stands on the cusp of major change. But it won’t move smoothly to its next stage of development without public sector officials adopting the right mindset. The development of transportation in any country progresses through various stages…

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Land of Adventure

Recently, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) sponsored AdventureNEXT Near East, a conference dedicated to adventure tourism in the Middle East, with special focus on Jordan. Industry figures from around the world gathered at the Dead Sea to discuss the…

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Donald Trump’s Travel Ban Dents America’s Moral Image

How should ordinary Muslims around the world react to last month’s US Supreme Court decision to allow President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go partially into effect? President Trump’s travel ban affects six Muslim-majority countries, despite earlier efforts by the…

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Brands of Jordan Part 5

This story is one of a five-part series titled Brands of Jordan. Romo International What is it? No Jordanian home is complete without a Romo gas heater.   How did it Start? Romo International was established in 1978. Eid Dahdal, the…