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Emad Hajjaj said his morale was boosted when inmates, some of whom recognised him through his work, informed him of the solidarity campaign.

Emad Hajjaj, who was detained in Jordan for 'offending' the United Arab Emirates, has been released by authorities.

Activists plan 'Twitter storm' demanding release of Jordanian cartoonist

The New Arab Staff

Activists plan 'Twitter storm' demanding release of Jordanian cartoonist

The hashtag #Freedom4EmadHajjaj will be used in the pressure campaign, which starts at 20:00 local time in Amman.

HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

Human Rights Watch slammed Jordan for the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj.

Jordanians show support for UAE critics Prince Ali, cartoonist

The New Arab Staff

Jordanians show support for UAE critics Prince Ali, cartoonist

Jordanians are tweeting in solidarity with Prince Ali and cartoonist Emad Hajjaj, after both figures faced backlash for daring ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan arrests popular cartoonist, refers him to security court

Journalists are protesting the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj after he was referred to Jordan's State Security Court for prosecution on charges of 'offending an Arab country'

The New Arab & agencies

Assad vows to 'do part' on holding Syria ceasefire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says that rebels who lay down their arms can expect a 'full amnesty,' despite claims that his forces have ...

The New Arab & agencies

Damascus accused of obstructing aid amid shaky ceasefire

Aid workers have made the first delivery of desperately needed assistance since the start of Syria's fragile ceasefire, as international task ...

The New Arab

Russian airstrikes kill three children ahead of Syria ceasefire

Only hours before a ceasefire is expected to begin, Russian warplanes have been carrying out intense airstrikes on rebel strongholds in Syria, ...

Six years of suffering in Syria

The New Arab

Six years of suffering in Syria

In-depth: Years of war and conflict in Syria have reduced the country to ruins, with civilians paying the biggest price, says a United Nations ...

Gigi Ibrahim

We are all Shimaa el-Sabagh now

Comment: Shimaa el-Sabagh died holding flowers and calling for freedom and justice in Egypt. She is one of thousands killed by an unjust and ...

#Trending: 'Huda' storms social media

Dalal Jebril-Rogers

#Trending: 'Huda' storms social media

Part of a regular blog on what Arabs are talking about on social media. Visit us on Twitter @alaraby_en or comment at facebook.com/AlAraby.en

Political change comes to Tunisia through the ballot box

Salah Eddine al-Jorashi

Political change comes to Tunisia through the ballot box

The elections have transformed the political landscape of Tunisia, with the Islamist Ennahdha movement lost to the secular Nidaa Tounes party.

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