Three Movies Banned at The 2016 Beirut International Film Festival

The Beirut International Film Festival is a non-profit event that is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism and is sponsored by SGBL. BIFF promotes young and aspiring local talents and more importantly serves as a platform to fight film censorship in Lebanon and allow filmmakers to express themselves freely. Unfortunately, censorship laws in Lebanon are hard to overcome and just like every year, BIFF struggles to get a screening permit for all…

How Can a Parent Throw His/Her Newborn Baby in The Trash?

Yesterday I was reading about a baby that was found in the trash in Egypt and then a friend shared with me an article about a newborn baby girl found near Abou Arab in Choueifat. I don't know if I became more sensitive to these stories after becoming a parent but I cannot understand, no matter what the circumstances are, how a parent can throw away their new born baby just like that. Assuming that…
Critiques

Sheikh Calls Lebanese Female Activist A Slut For Having A Civil Marriage

2 months ago
Rima Ibrahim is a Lebanese female activist. She’s also a Muslim who had a civil marriage with another Muslim in Turkey. According to Sheikh Homam el Chaar, that makes her a slut ( فاسقة ومنحلة ...
Critiques

Football in #Lebanon is Doomed

2 months ago
Every now and then, we are reminded why there’s no hope for football in this country. Fans shouting “Shi3a Shi3a Shi3a” while others raise an Islamic flag. Next thing you know, crusaders invade the pitch ...
Critiques

A Lousy Breast Cancer Awareness Ad

2 months ago
I’m not sure really sure what they are trying to say with this poster. The quote says “Dedicated to all those who’ve lost the fight and to those who won’t quit the fight” and the ...
Critiques

Berri Deducts 5,000,000 LL from Lebanese MPs’ Salaries to Help Army

2 months ago
Lebanon’s parliament speaker (ever since I was born) Nabih Berri has decided to allocate 5,000,000 LL from every Lebanese MP’s salary to help the Lebanese Army. Apparently he did not inform anyone about this measure ...
Automotive

Enquête Exclusive Report Shows Traffic Law in #Lebanon is One Big Joke!

2 months ago
Just in case you need further proof that the new traffic law is one big joke and that police officers are only fining randomly those with no “wasta”, look at this long 30-minutes “Enquête exclusive” ...
Critiques

Back to Beirut!

2 months ago
I’m finally back in Beirut after a week well spent in Montreal. I enjoyed the city a lot and I will be sharing my thoughts soon enough. Till then, I’m still trying to recover from ...
Automotive

M6 “Enquête exclusive” on Road Accidents in #Lebanon

2 months ago
M6 is doing a special report on the most dangerous roads in the world and is featuring Thailand and Lebanon in their first episode. Here’s what they said about roads in Lebanon: “Au Liban, le ...
Critiques

Nawal Berri Trying Hard To be a Rebel

2 months ago
MTV Reporter Nawal Berri headed to Choueifat to do a report on the newly cleaned up walls near Beirut’s airport and questioned an official in the area about the disgusting smells that are being ignored. ...
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