Archive for May, 2007

  • Joining The Market: A Friday Market Stall With a Difference

    Written by Edward Stallard The idea came to us as a moment of inspiration while walking through the streets of Amman’s downtown area on an overcast Friday afternoon in late May. Watching the sellers interact with one another, share jokes, drink tea and casually attend to buyers who strolled from stall to stall thumbing through […]

  • On Set With Captain Abu Raed

    Written by Lina Ejeilat The camera crane comes swinging down amidst the ancient columns of the Citadel, with a panoramic view of Amman, and zooms in on the old airport janitor Abu Raed as he sits surrounded by a group of poor kids, recounting to them tales and adventures from travels worldwide. This is not […]

  • The First Drop of Ink

    Defining this project is almost an impossible task. Believe us, we’ve tried. It’s a collision of ideas bouncing off each other within a crucible we’ve created. It’s about community. It’s about amplifying voices. It’s about impact. It’s about bringing Jordanian culture and society into the virtual realms. It’s about the pen being mightier than the […]

  • Independent Ink

    Sixty one years can seem like a short period of time but perhaps given the region, any nation in the Middle East can appear aged. It would be easy to reminisce about Jordan’s history, how it came to be; where it was and how it has become. It would be easy to focus on the […]

  • Historical Timeline

    1921 As the Ottoman Empire fell, French Mandate Syria, and British Mandate Palestine were created. Transjordan occupied a large majority of British Mandate Palestine on the East side of the Jordan River. King Abdallah I was given semi-autonomous control of Tranjordan after losing the battle for control of Mecca and Medina. 1946 British request from […]

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