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Obituary: The Internet, Dies in Jordan at 16

Coldly killed by Jordanian MPs, the Internet, the free cyberspace directly responsible of Jordan’s entrepreneurship, creative initiatives, alternative media and of 14% of our country’s GDP, died today, age 16. A celebration of life service was held in front of the parliament.

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Jordan's Own Blackout Protest Set for August 29th

 

Many of the most prominent news websites and blogs in Jordan will join a 'blackout' protest this Wednesday. Jordan Open Source Association will be part of the protests as well.

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In a protest action similar to the well-known anti-SOPA blackout, a big part of Jordan's Internet will go dark next Wednesday to stand against the latest proposed amendments on the Press and Publications Law approved by the government, which are supposed to go under consideration of Jordan's parliament this week.

Internet Freedom in Jordan: For the First Time Goverment Requests Google to Remove Content

The Jordanian government is adopting stronger positions against Internet Freedom, after speaking in favor of black-censoring websites that might contain "pornographic" materials and considering a draft law to "regularize" news websites, it is now the turn of political content, officially asked to be removed from Google. Issa Mahasneh shares his fears that Internet in Jordan will not be free anymore soon.

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Open Source Software Symposium Held in Yarmouk University

A symposium on Open Source software was organized by the Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Science at Yarmouk University. The event which was opened by President of Yarmouk University, Dr. Abdullah Al Mousa, lasted one day.

Savvytek Significant Fingerprint in "Hakeem" Program

In contribution to Jordan’s most recent successes in the Information Technology field; Savvytek has worked with "Hakeem” program that was launched under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II by the Electronic Health Solutions (EHS), late 2009 in Prince Hamzah Hospital.

Android Workshop in Al-Ahliyya Amman University

Workshop in Al Ahlia Amman University

As one of the many scientific activities that Al Ahliyya Amman University regularly holds, the Faculty of Information Technology in the university organized a workshop about Android, presented by Amer Obaida of Pencilo LLC. Several academic members and students attended the workshop.

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