Falconry is an centuries-old tradition in the Gulf — but one man is adapting the sport with modern technology. Jon Jensen reports. First aired on CNN International on June 3, 2016.
Is this the world’s ugliest sports car?
Qatar’s first homegrown supercar feels the heat for its distinctive design. Jon Jensen reports. First aired on CNN International on February 8, 2016. By Jon Jensen, CNN and Thomas Page, for CNN ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Luxury sports cars are a common sight on the streets of wealthy Gulf states. It’s not uncommon to drive alongside … Read More
“Tarantino” of the Middle East is changing perceptions
CNN’s Jon Jensen reports Zinzana, a new psychological thriller produced in the UAE. The gulf region doesn’t have a big local film industry, but director Majid Al Ansari hopes to change that.
Mark Ronson on Making ‘Uptown Funk’
CNN’s Jon Jensen speaks with Grammy-award winning musician and record producer Mark Ronson about what it took to make the top selling album of 2015.
How to Film While White-Water Rafting
CNN’s Jon Jensen reflects on the challenges of traveling in Kazakhstan, which helps form the ancient and modern Silk Road.
Would you eat a 1,000 year old egg?
Would you eat a 1,000 year old egg? On the streets of Shanghai, it’s a delicacy
Ice Hockey in the UAE?
CNN’s Jon Jensen meets the Ice Hockey team living and growing up in one of the hottest places on the planet. Reported and produced by Jon Jensen in Abu Dhabi. First aired on CNN International on September 3, 2014.
NFL star inspired by his Muslim faith
In 2011, NFL player Husain Abdullah shocked his team by leaving the sport he loved to explore his faith on spiritual journey to Mecca. Reported and produced by Jon Jensen in Doha, Qatar. First aired on CNN International on September 3, 2014.
Comedian breaks down barriers
CNN’s Jon Jensen meets Maysoon Zayid, a Palestinian-American comedian who inspires young disabled children in the West Bank. Reported and produced by Jon Jensen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; first aired on CNN International on June 4, 2014.
Brave Emiratis Take on Steep Dunes
Story first aired on CNN International on February 10, 2014: LIWA OASIS, United Arab Emirates – If you think drag racing is extreme, you should try doing it uphill and on sand. Dune bashing is an action-packed motorsport popular in the Gulf, enjoyed by both local Emiratis and foreign tourists alike. It is not for the fainthearted and accidents are … Read More
SpongeBob Ramadan lanterns hot in Egypt
Egyptian artistans’ hand-made Ramadan lanterns get stiff competition from China, Smurfs and SpongeBob (story starts at 5:38). Jon Jensen reports in Cairo; first aired on CNN International on July 26, 2013.
Who will win the battle for the new Tunisia?
Reported and produced by Jon Jensen for CNN’s Inside the Middle East; first aired on CNN International on January 11, 2013. TUNIS, Tunisia – When artist Nadia Jelassi exhibited work in Tunis last year, she hoped the piece would prove a talking point. But when ultra-conservative Salafist Muslims took an interest in her installation at a spring … Read More