Eyas's Blog

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Dearest Jordan

Photo by Ibrahim Oweis (edited). Source . License: CC Att-SA 2.0 As the end of my extended winter vacation approaches, the stay back home has come to a (temporary) end. I'll be on a 15 hour trip to get me to my "third home" in Boston, Massachusetts (we have always been taught "المدرسة بيتك الثاني", meaning "school is your second home") in anticipation of another lovely semester at MIT! Though it…

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No intent to negatively target websites, constructive criticism is welcome, government says.

In an uplifting turn of events, Samih al-Ma ` ayta, political adviser of the prime minister and one of those assigned to work on the implementation of the Cassation Court’s ruling on Websites and the Press and Publication law, said earlier today that the government welcomes coordination and constructive criticism, according to AmmonNews. There is no battle between the government and the electronic…

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Dear Jordanian Blogger, Don't Change—Not yet at least!

I know the whole talk about inclusion of websites in the press and publication law can indicate some very bad scenarios, chief among them is self-censorship, fear of writing critical high-quality articles, etc. My only message to the Jordanian blogosphere is: don’t change. There are a lot of things we don’t know yet, and unless there’s direct evidence that says that we should worry, we shouldn’t…

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Reblogged: Websites & the Press and Publication Law @ 7iber

Earlier today, 7iber.com published an article that I had contributed regarding the inclusion of internet websites under the definition of the press and publication law. You can view the article in its original location here . Or, alternatively, continue to read it in this same post: Websites and the Publication Law: The Hour’s Reality and What Should have Happened Instead Perhaps the talk of…

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Camp Chapman attack and the Blame Game

The Jordanian General Intelligence Directorate, a rather mysterious intelligence organization, is becoming the subject of much talk post the Camp Chapman attack, occurring on December 30th, 2009. People are shocked that the suicide bomber responsible for the attack came into the base without the routine security measures. The attacker, currently identified by the CIA and western sources as Humam…

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