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A Jordanian Matchmaker in the Digital Age


A woman in Jordan has made a career out of being a matchmaker. Having been responsible for at least 2,000 weddings in the last two decades, Um Sultan is regarded as a pillar of the country's family system. Amid the chaos and uncertainties in the Arab world, the family is a bastion of stability and tradition. By highlighting the role of the matchmaker, the story focuses on the importance of family and marriage in Middle Eastern culture. It also examines how technology and social media are changing the way Jordanians find husbands and wives, especially in an age where dating apps like Tinder and other social networks abound.

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A Jordanian Matchmaker in the Digital Age


A woman in Jordan has made a career out of being a matchmaker. Having been responsible for at least 2,000 weddings in the last two decades, Um Sultan is regarded as a pillar of the country's family system. Amid the chaos and uncertainties in the Arab world, the family is a bastion of stability and tradition. By highlighting the role of the matchmaker, the story focuses on the importance of family and marriage in Middle Eastern culture. It also examines how technology and social media are changing the way Jordanians find husbands and wives, especially in an age where dating apps like Tinder and other social networks abound.

 

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matchmaking in the digital age CREDITS

Journalist/Editor: Natalie Carney

Camera: Mark Esplin

Fixer/producer: Mohammed Najb

 

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Philippines Traffic Characters


GPS-based traffic app Waze named the Philippines’ Cebu as the world’s worst area to drive in. Several studies have said the city has surpassed Manila’s terrible traffic where a 10-minute ride can easily turn into an hour. However, amidst the daily traffic congestion, some individuals can turn the dreary commute into a more pleasant experience. Dodoy for example dresses like a festival dancer complete with makeup and a hat adorned with flowers. He dances on the congested roads, entertaining commuters while selling water. Onkol, on the other hand, helps guide traffic even though he doesn’t have legs and his hands are deformed.

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Philippines Traffic Characters


GPS-based traffic app Waze named the Philippines’ Cebu as the world’s worst area to drive in. Several studies have said the city has surpassed Manila’s terrible traffic where a 10-minute ride can easily turn into an hour. However, amidst the daily traffic congestion, some individuals can turn the dreary commute into a more pleasant experience. Dodoy for example dresses like a festival dancer complete with makeup and a hat adorned with flowers. He dances on the congested roads, entertaining commuters while selling water. Onkol, on the other hand, helps guide traffic even though he doesn’t have legs and his hands are deformed.

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easing philippines’ traffic CREDITS


Reporter : Cheryl Baldicantos

Cameramen:

Alchan Pahuway

Jon R.

Cheryl Baldicantos

Editor: Chester Baldicantos

Scriptwriter: Krizia Ablaza

Grip: Paul Boholano