Tag: Jordan


  • Beyond cybersecurity. What’s hiding behind Jordan’s new “draconian” law?

    Beyond cybersecurity. What’s hiding behind Jordan’s new “draconian” law?

    Three weeks ago, King Abdullah II approved the new law on cybercrime. Opposition, lawmakers, and human rights organisations warn that the new law targets LGBTQ+ individuals, extends state control over social media, restricts access to information, and contributes to punishing the government’s opponents


  • Zooming in on Amman

    Zooming in on Amman

    Among many pictures of Petra, the Citadel, and other landmarks of Jordan few capture everyday life in the Hashemite Kingdom like those shot by Baha Suleiman. No wonder the nineteen-year-old photographer has been already appreciated twice by GQ magazine


  • With a kickflip into Jordanian society

    With a kickflip into Jordanian society

    Back in 1996 a boy of Palestinian descent living in Amman was gifted a skateboard and he started skating around the city, getting into troubles with the police and pedestrians evoking the dream of a skatepark in him. His name was Mohammed Zakaria. In 2009 he founded his own skateboard brand called ‘Philadelphia’