Month: October 2005

Controversial show Al-Shatat stopped

Here is the latest development in the Mamnou channel controversy.The new network took the controversial show al-Shatat off the air. In the US, the Jordanian Embassy released this statement. It has come to our attention that a controversial program entitled "Al-Shatat" or "The Diaspora" has been broadcast from an independent/private channel entitled "Mamnou’" operating from …

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Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian DJs get together

An Israeli club DJ who has helped make ethnic Arab music the hottest late-night trend in fashionable nightspots in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the 26-year-old Tel Avivian said to himself ‘if Arab music has become so popular among Israelis, then bringing Arab DJs to Israel will be even better.’ So last week, Einhorn made history …

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Jordanian press freedom improving!

It seems Jordan is doing better with regards to its freedom of the press. According to Reporters Sans Frontiers press freedom index, Jordan ranks 96 this year. Last year the Kingdom ranked 121. That’s’s not bad! What happened between last year and this year I wonder? Hat Tip: [Mahmood TV]

Paying the price for their dictators’ arrogance

In a strongly worded editorial the Washington Post is suggesting sanctions be imposed upon Syria. The Security Council has a good precedent to follow here. When Western investigators linked the Libyan government to the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am airliner over Scotland, the United Nations applied sanctions to the regime of Moammar Gaddafi and …

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