Biased? US Government Sponsored #MENAICT Forum Does Not Offer a Media Pass To ArabCrunch!!!
For the first time in our history a technology event refuses to issue a media pass to ArabCrunch! No event from Dubai to London to Washington to Silicon Valley have ever refused to issue us a media pass before. But folks at MENA ICT Forum in Jordan did not issue one for us!
The tech event coined as the region’s ICT forum is organized by Information Technology Association of Jordan, int@j which gets funding from a US federal government program called “US Aid.”
We asked the forum organizers both Intaj and the out sourcing partner a Jordanian marketing company, Pinnacle Business & Marketing Consulting( headed by a former Intaj CEO) to issue us a media pass, the answer on September 21st to AC’s Founder “We have not finalized plans for media presence.” And until now with repeated requests they did not issue us a pass! The event started today and will end tomorrow!
We wonder why? Is it because the event is mainly sponsored (or funded) by the US Federal government?
ArabCrunch is the #1 tech and startup focused blog from the Arab world. Our worldwide ranking according to Invesp is #6 in innovation and e-commerce and 10th in startups ahead of blogs in these categories from media icons such as Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Forbes. So why would an event deny a pass for a media outlet thus deny the event free coverage?
We were granted a media pass to Obama’s Summit on Entrepreneurship back in April in Washington DC. But at that time we did not post about the plots against ArabCrunch and who is behind them. So now because we revealed that the US administration is no good in attacking us, then we are unwanted and maybe terrorists?
The founder of ArabCrunch is a proud Jordanian, Intaj pride and mission is to help Jordanian tech companies and “recently startups”, we asked them before for support against the unfair competition form Hillary Clinton’s competing projects but no words of support.
We asked Jordan’s Minister of ICT Marwan Juma for support over twitter for the post that had the leak about US State dep. plans to destroy us, instead he sounded like giving excuses to the US department of State:
If they can not support AC in words, it is strange to show bias and refuse us a media pass. We are really disappointed, as not issuing us a media pass is symbolic rather than anything else.
Is this a new chain of plots against ArabCrunch?