Sunday, March 19, 2006

Riham Farra

I strongly believe that weekly newspapers in Jordan are loaded with crap, but in every newspaper there's something that attracts you to keep on reading.

One of the few things that made me read Shihan was Riham Farra , I started reading her weekly Shihan's column when I was in college and I was surprised how such woman who was only a few years older than me had the guts to write about politics in the most popular weekly in Jordan.

Very bright, well-educated and clear.....

She continued her education in England and worked for a while in daily newspaper in Jordan and the UN's office in Amman.

Today I had some free time, and just for a moment I forgot that she was killed in the UN office explosion in Baghdad in 2003, and started searching Shihan's or Al-Arab el Yawm's websites for any new article for her.

It didn't take long to remember that she's gone......

It's strange how brave people are forgotten quickly, but cowards are remembered forever.



4 comments:

wedad said...

you've been tagged again
http://wedadf.jeeran.com/archive/2006/3/31469.html

Anonymous said...

very bright and nice women.. i know her very well, she was at my my house 2 weeks before the time she wen t to Baghdad .. man she didn't even see her mom once she passed by amman before going to Baghdad and lose her life in there

Hareega said...

anonymous, i read her story and that is so bad how her mission in baghdad was temporary and how she went there in advance...


hey wedad, thanx for tagging me, i used to answer all of the tags but eventually i got tired! If i'm gonna answer any tag it will be yours.

wedad said...

I dont really know her coz i didnt use to read shihan or any newspaper.
I felt sorry and iam sorry coz such people really no one remember them at all!