Shocked By last night’s incidents....
Instead of re-writing facts of last nights event, I want to express some feelings and observations about it. Including Media and radio stations reaction.
The Jordanian police, Civil defense, Security forces, Anti-terro troupes, The Royal Engineering Armed Forces .... All respect, You have been the best.
Private Hospitals in Amman, Respect for the feelings with people and ignoring your usual costs bureaucracy and being the primary help desk for all those affected by the attacks.
Yesterday there where Ambulances from the Civil defense, Ministry of Heath, Private Hospitals ( Jordan, Amman , Islamic, Khalidi, Farah, Takhasosee, Lozmella ,& others..) Red cross, Charities, The Armed Forces .... Respect.
Respect to JTV, France Press, Al-Arabia,& Al-Jazeera. ( with the 1st 3 more than the forth!).
Respect to all the Jordanian News papers’ journalists for being everywhere, in location, in hospitals, between the affected people, with the neighbors of the locations attacked.
Respect for The Only Private Radio Station who had their people in locations, Radio Amman Net.
Talking about Radio Stations, Here’s what i got today on the Jordanian FM airwaves until 2 PM Jordan Local Time:
-Radio Jordan Broadcasting: Live Open Air Public Show, analysis, News coverage, and National Music.
-Radio Amman FM: National Music , Live Shows, News.
-Radio Jordan FM: Classic Mellow Music, News updates and coverage, Live Analysis, LIVE ONLOCATION COVERAGE FOR TODAYS DEMONSTRATIONS, Live Open Air Public Show.
-RFJ: Classic Mellow Music, News.
-Radio Fann FM: Army Music, National Music, Live Open Air Public Show, News.
-Sout Al-Ghad: National Music.
-Mood FM: Normal Oldies Music varieties.
-Radio Rotana: Normal Upbeat Arabic Music Varieties (SHAME!)
-Beat FM: Normal Western Upbeat Music Varieties (SHAME!)
-Play FM 99.6: Normal Western Upbeat Music Varieties, switched to Mellow Sessions after midday, I’ve actually sent a message to Play around 9,30 this morning criticizing them and saying: “I guess it’s obvious and official that today is a national black day. Or is it that your ‘LOVE JORDAN’ slogan is just to make people ‘LOVE PLAY’! SHAME! ”.... I dont know if others have reacted the same with Play so that they WAKED UP around midday! I wanted to send a similar Message to Beat but couldnt get a contact nr or email so far.
UPDATE [27-Nov-2005]: in a meeting with Mr Zafer Younis - General Manager at Play 99.6; Mr Zafer Explained that the upbeat music on the morning of the 10th of Nov was computer controlled, no body was available at the station to stop it & the whole area where the station is located (That is: opposite to Le Meridian Hotel in Shmeisani) was closed by the security forces, being as well at an area leading to Radisson & Hayatt hotels that where hit by the terrorist attacks. As soon as access was allowed to the area music was changed. AKA: My Msg was viewed afterwards maybe.
-Radio Amman Net: NEWS, ANALYSIS, LIVE COVERAGE, maybe the best arabic coverage.
-Radio Ahlen: Mellow Music.
-Mazaj FM: Normal Arabic Varieties (SHAME!)
-BBC London: Poor Coverage, interest in the Egyptian elections.
-Radio Sawa: Normal Music varieties and news Headlines.
-Radio Monte Carlo Amman: Usual Programs.
-Panorama FM: Usual Programs.
Really shame on those careless about what happened last night, Shame!
Respect for Radio Amman Net’s and Radio Jordan FM’s reporters on-location.
Respect to Tamer Bataine and Mike Dardrian.
And finally, Respect to each and every angry Jordanian who feels that he/she can be part of protecting the society from such criminals. And let that flag up high in the sky.
By the way,
POLICE is SEEKING FOR ANY PERSON WHO HAVE FILMED , PHOTOGRAPHED ANY SEEN OR PART OF YESTERDAYS ATTACKS.
Jordan, Think Big! May God Bless you.