Jordanians’ source of news

The results of the latest poll on Jordan Planet reveal that the majority of Jordanians (assuming the respondents are mostly Jordanians) heard about the Aqaba terrorist attack through "Foreign TV and radio stations."

Those that heard the news via "State-run Jordanian TV and radio" constituted only 9% of those polled. Now, isn’t this sad? Isn’t national TV supposed to be the first source for major local events? I personally heard about the attack through Jordan Planet after reading Isam’s blog early in the morning. Maybe Ibrahim is right and the reason that people are so tuned off by Jordan TV is the bad graphics.

Still on the issue of online polls, I finally updated the poll on Mental Mayhem. The question is as follows:

  • Is Jordan doing enough to protect citizens from terrorism?

So if you care, cast your vote in the upper left corner of this page!


  1. Laith August 25, 2005 at 5:19 pm

    Actually Natasha the funny thing is the next day in Al-Rai they had an article on how JTV was the first to report the incident….DUHHHH…isn’t that what they are supposed to do anyway? Its sad that they had to write an article in the national newspaper of how the national TV actually was the first to report the incident, I am getting fed up with how they approach things.

  2. hareega August 25, 2005 at 5:59 pm

    I remember hearing about the death of late King Hussain from Dubai TV first !!
    Just after 9/11, JTV reported that six people are thought to be dead from the attck (compared to 3000)
    For the other issue here, I would say most likely Jordan is doing enough, but it’s kinda difficult to know what’s going on inside al-mokhabarat lol, so it’s usually difficult to tell.

  3. jareer August 25, 2005 at 8:28 pm

    I read on news paper /Alrai I guess, right after Sep 11, that the Jordan stock market did not get affected by the attack due to the time zone difference between Newyork and Jordan ( stock market was closed) !!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. jameed August 25, 2005 at 9:33 pm

    yes al-rai reported it the next day..FOUR LINES that is!
    “sarra7 masdar mas2ool bima yali:”
    ti7asoo 3ala heik khabar!

  5. kinzi August 26, 2005 at 2:35 am

    I think the government is doing enough but the people seem to have their heads in the sand (Pew Survey and lack of interest in the Al-Qaeda training manual someone at jp blogged about.


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