Jordan

Mohammad Al-Maskiti – Bill Markzack
The devices of four Jordanian human rights defenders, lawyers, and journalists were hacked with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware between August 2019 and December 2021. The targets include those working against corruption in Jordan. 
Hadeel Rawabia
A controversial deal under Emirati sponsorship suggests to build a solar power plant in southern Jordan to help generate electricity for Israel, while a desalination plant on the Israeli shore should help supply desalinated water to the ever drier Kingdom. 
Will Fitzgibbon
A batch of leaked documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shows that longtime ruler King Abdullah II secretly owns 14 luxury homes in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Rami El-Amin
Many Jordanians remain very traditional and chastise anyone who tries to break the prevailing tribal and moral codes. Especially when such an attempt is made by a woman, as national basketball star Rubi Habash just learnt.
Diana Moukalled
In the current era of decadence, nearly all republics, monarchies and princely regimes in the Arab region prefer the value of blood, kinship and anxiety over freedom, competence and political participation. Jordan is no exception.
Heba Abou Taha
“Everything about us is shameful. It’s shameful to get a divorce in a rural community, it is shameful for you to complain about your husband in particular, especially if he was your cousin, and shameful for you to do I don’t know what else. A woman must make a decision before she loses her life or the life of her children. For me, it wasn’t only my life that was wasted, but also the lives of my children…”.
Daraj
“Is it reasonable that a journalist or a cartoonist should ask for the government’s permission before writing an article or drawing a cartoon?”
Diana Moukalled
We are currently witnessing a pandemic, economic disasters and an imminent war. However, if we examine public debates in recent months, we will notice a significant obsession with women: what they do, what they wear, and how they live.
Heba Abou Taha
A series of arrests and violations that occurred in Jordan, since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, has raised many questions and elicited a great deal of criticism.
Heba Abou Taha
“Before the curfew, my mother used to help me and bring over some items, but I can’t reach her now due to how far she is. We only have some bread crumbs and oil left.” With the ‘Coronavirus’ crisis, the suffering of poor families has increased.
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