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Leen Hajjar
Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar currently works in the Department of Communications and Publications at King’s Academy in Jordan and has previously trained at Jordanian King Abdullah II’s official media office. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in the United States with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies and Sociology. She grew up in Amman, Jordan which inspired her to create her own blog, Middle Eastern Diaries. The aim of the blog is to expose the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world. Through each story, she hopes to initiate a global conversation to expand comprehensive understandings of the region.

COLUMNISTS
Leen Hajjar
Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar currently works in the Department of Communications and Publications at King’s Academy in Jordan and has previously trained at Jordanian King Abdullah II’s official media office. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in the United States with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies and Sociology. She grew up in Amman, Jordan which inspired her to create her own blog, Middle Eastern Diaries. The aim of the blog is to expose the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world. Through each story, she hopes to initiate a global conversation to expand comprehensive understandings of the region.

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Jordanian Instagram account gives Syrian refugees a voice

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016

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Meet the Jordanian female footballer who says nothing is impossible

Saturday, 01 October 2016

One minute of speaking with Jordanian Jeeda al-Naber, player in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World ...

Jordanian design week showcases oasis of Arab talent

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Designed to display the creative talents of Jordanian and Arab designers, Amman Design Week (ADW), a ...

How Jordan is preparing to host the Women’s World Cup

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

This September, Jordan will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the biggest sporting event ...

The Jordan spot that will ‘make you realize how beautiful Earth is’

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Admired for its spectacular waterfalls and piercing mountains, Jordan’s Wadi Mujib is one of ...

Will one of Jordan’s oldest districts lose its cultural charms?

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

One of Jordan’s most famous and oldest districts, Jabal Al-Weibdeh, is a prime spot for ...

How quickly is the Dead Sea ‘disappearing?’

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

The Dead Sea, a massive salt lake and the lowest point on Earth, has been an iconic destination for ...

How yoga is helping trauma-sensitive refugees in Jordan

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Jordanian and international yoga instructors united in Jordan’s capital of Amman to conduct a ...

See stunning photos of the Jordan desert where ‘The Martian’ was shot

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Its Jordanian treasure, admired for its romantic sunset views and sandstone mountains, welcome to ...

Meet the Jordanians who climbed Africa’s highest mountain

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Last December, Jordanian mountaineers George Sakkab, Fadi Al Atrash, and Amer Tash were determined ...

Take a trip to an oasis of culture in Jordan’s capital

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Described by many customers as an oasis of tranquility and artistic expression, “Jadal for ...

Amid technology rise, famed Jordanian DVD store still stands

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The dramatic rise of the Internet and growing popularity of online streaming has impacted ...

Jordanian entrepreneurs creating their own ‘Arab silicon valley’

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Jordanian entrepreneurs are pursuing their own “silicon valley” in Amman after finding ...

Local initiatives in Jordan working to combat hunger

Wednesday, 09 March 2016

An expected rise in food prices along with Jordan’s 13.6 percent unemployment rate is an ...

Rainbow Street: A Jordanian oasis of culture, history, and talent

Thursday, 03 March 2016

One of Jordan’s most famous thoroughfares, Rainbow Street is a prime spot for tourists and ...

Jordanian clothing store Jobedu spotlights Arab pop culture

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

With a concept deeply rooted in Arab culture, “Jobedu” is a unique, ultra chic t-shirt ...

Jordanian self-defense trainer helps empower women

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Acknowledged by U.S. President Barack Obama as a “leader of social change,” Jordanian ...

Social media helps Jordanian designers on the rise

Friday, 12 February 2016

Internationally renowned Arab fashion designers such as Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad need no ...

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