Tag: Media

Bringing them Back: Boosting Jordan’s Ailing Visitor Numbers

Sapped by continuing conflict in surrounding countries, Jordan’s tourism sector has seen better times. But the Kingdom’s Tourism Minister Nayef al-Fayez is leading an ambitious drive to encourage visitors to return. By Elisa Oddone In the new science fiction epic…

The Saudi Women Blazing a Trail

In a challenge to deeply rooted conventions and stereotypes, Saudi women entrepreneurs like Sarah al Ayed and Lujain al Ubaid are achieving huge success in the world of business. By Elisa Oddone Hit hard by plunging oil prices, Saudi Arabia…

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The Case for a Complaints Commission

Rather than resorting to the courts, Jordan desperately needs an ombudsman dedicated to settling complaints against the media. By Osama Al Sharif A couple of incidents last month have led to calls for the creation of a media complaints commission…

King Hussein Business Park – The Pulse of Business

Jordan’s leading tech park is readying a major expansion plan that aims to attract new investments worth billions. The King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) has long been a crucial part of Jordan’s plan to become a regional technology center. The…

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Do We Need Another Public Service Broadcaster?

Questions concerning editorial independence, funding, and audience demand need to be asked about plans for a new public service broadcaster. By Osama Al-Sharif The government is pushing ahead with plans to launch another public service broadcaster that will consist of…

Venture: Available in Stores

In this issue of Venture Magazine:   A Necessary Loan Despite praising the country for a string of bold economic reforms, the IMF mission chief for Jordan expects Amman to further tackle its chronic public debt and unemployment.   Syrian…

Endeavor Chairman Calls for Creative Industry Body

While Jordan isn’t lacking in creative talent, attracting investment for media and art business ventures is no easy task. In order to grow the Kingdom’s creative economy, an industry body is needed to fight its corner, said Ali al-Husry, chairman…

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Not Free Enough

Sadly, there was no cause for Jordan to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. By Osama Al Sharif Last month, Jordan, along with most countries, marked World Press Freedom Day. We didn’t rate well. The Freedom House Index placed Jordan 155…

Venture: Available in Stores

In this issue of Venture Magazine:   Essentials 2020 Orange Jordan CEO Jean-Francois Thomas lays out the telco giant’s strategic plan for the coming five years.   World Refugee Day: Standing Together To mark World Refugee Day, two top UNHCR representatives, Andrew…

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A Furious Fall Out

Al Rai’s relations with the government have soured as the rancorous debate continues over the future of Jordan’s troubled daily newspapers. By Osama Al Sharif The crisis engulfing Jordan’s daily newspapers continues to show no sign of abating after Al-Rai’s…