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SSNP to freedom of the press: When an apology is not enough…


An event that was not reported well enough to give it the justice it deserves was the attack last week on Al-Jadeed reporter Ghadi Francis who was brutally beaten outside … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beirut Lady of the World


In honor of Beirut, and to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War of 1975, I have posted below my favorite poem in English and Arabic of my beloved capital … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Middle East: Abuse of the female body is out of fear and want of power


Lebanese like to claim that women here are freer than in other Arab countries. Because we are allowed to wear what we like in public. Because we are allowed to … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 7 Comments

Beirut’s Shame…


Lila Aacharya http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2012/jan/30/beirut-death-nepalese-migrant-video (Haven’t been able to embed the video here, any tips will be helpful) of course, the newspapers wont mention it, we’ll have to wait for Charbel Nahhas to … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Piracy worse than murder and rape


A comparison of three different cases: Kim Schmitz, Miquel Caran, and Frank Wuterich. No comment is needed.

February 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Lebanese Female MPs… Where were you?


Last summer, the Lebanese parliament gathered on the 4th of August 2011 to vote to cancel Article 562 of the Penal Code that allows reduced sentences for “honor” crimes, which … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Anti-Smoking Movement in Lebanon… Will it affect LAU?


There seems to be an anti-smoking movement in Lebanon. Already a new draft law approved by the Lebanese Administration and Justice Commission bans smoking in public places (particularly indoors) in … Continue reading

March 5, 2010 · Leave a comment