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Children of Jordanian women struggle for recognition
May S   

Children of Jordanian women struggle for recognition | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanChildren born to Jordanian women, married to non-Jordanians, have long struggled to be recognized as “Jordanian”. With a law and a mindset that are prejudiced against them, the Jordanian ID card has become a fantasy.

 
Emigration and Unemployment in Jordan
Yasmine ElGharaibeh   

Emigration and Unemployment in Jordan | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanUnder tough economic conditions and high unemployment rate in Jordan, finding a suitable job continues to be a major concern for university graduates.

 
Time for Jordan to go Offline?
Yasmine El Gharaibeh   
Time for Jordan to go Offline? | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThe Jordanian post Arab Spring social media scene bustled with initiatives and campaigns that demand reform. How far did these campaigns go, and were they successful in initiating change?
 
Jordan: Untouched myths block the road to full democracy
May S   
Jordan: Untouched myths block the road to full democracy  | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanA quick look at the Arab world today enables us to reach a simple conclusion, realizing that almost every Arab country is shaping a political discourse underpinned by what observers call “identity politics”.
 
"Only now I understood you" speaks the minds of Jordanians
Lina Shannak   
"Only now I understood you" speaks the minds of Jordanians | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThe satirical play "Only now I understood you" sums up the Jordanian sphere and brings the debates that take place within closed doors on stage.
 
The Power of Individuals: Grass-root social initiatives in Jordan
Dana Marie   

The Power of Individuals: Grass-root social initiatives in Jordan | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanOne hour and fifteen minutes away from his residence, Rabee Zureikat drives more than 100 Km’s south-west of Amman, Jordan’s capital, to get to his work place. Ghor Al Mazra’a is one of the marginalized rural communities in Jordan and Zureikat has been working there for the past 5 years.

 
Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Yasmine El Gharaibeh   
Syrian Refugees in Jordan  | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanAlmost 80 km away from bustling Amman and in the northern side of Jordan, we visit one of many Syrian refugee camps spread across the governorate of Al Mafraq and the city of Rumtha.
 
Freedom of speech is not freedom to incite hatred!
May S   
 Freedom of speech is not freedom to incite hatred!  | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanWhile the Jordanian electronic press has certainly broken too many taboos, its performance has been marred by bias and lack of professionalism. Unfortunately, the news websites, mushrooming in Jordan these days, have failed to provide a value-added contribution.
 
Imperfect voices come together to convey one genuine message
L.S.   
Imperfect voices come together to convey one genuine message  | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanAlong with the infamous reputation of the "Jordanian frown", Jordanians have been long described as people who "bear never-ending complaints". Ironically, the "The People's Choir" has capitalized on that specific ability to complain.
 
The Arab awakening through the lens of young Jordanians
The Arab awakening through the lens of young Jordanians  | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanAn identity crisis that has not been resolved yet coupled with a divided and incompetent opposition make the political spring in the Hashemite Kingdom quite different.
 

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