Who’s Protecting Lebanese Cameramen and Reporters?

LBCI's cameraman Samir Baytamouni was attacked and beaten yesterday when he was filming a report on Mansouri's turtle sanctuary and the construction works around it. LBCI reporter Sobhiya Najjar luckily managed to get the whole thing on camera and the police arrested the 36 year old man who assaulted them. LBCI's crew had to be escorted by the army intelligence out of the resort. Unfortunately, this is not the first time a cameraman is assaulted…

Banning “Burkinis” From The Beach is Wrong

Yesterday, a woman called Noura posted on her Facebook that she headed with her family to a beach resort in the North called Miramar and kept being asked not to swim. She stated the the lifeguard first told her to get out but she ignored but three other men, including the manager, came and told her husband that she can't swim. The family ended up leaving the resort and getting a full refund. This is…
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Horsh Beirut’s Pine Trees No Longer Under Threat?

1 month ago
Harsh Beirut has been closed for months now ever since its pine trees came under renewed threat from invasive sects. While pine trees in Lebanon’s mountainous regions were also affected, “the big losses were registered ...
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We’re Fighting over Fireworks now!

1 month ago
Every year, people look forward to Jounieh’s spectacular fireworks and this year was no different, except that they were organized by the Jounieh Summer Festival, not the Jounieh International Festival. I personally enjoyed the fireworks ...
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12 Gun-Related Crimes & 13 Victims in the Past Month in #Lebanon

1 month ago
There’s a list being shared online showing the names of 17 victims of violence in the past 21 days. That’s a shocking number to say the least but I did check every single one of ...
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Lebanese no longer need a Visa to Travel to Qatar

1 month ago
Qatar issued a memo yesterday adding Lebanon to its list of countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement. The memo issued by Qatar’s Airport Passports Departments stated that tourist visas will be granted instantly ...
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#OnlyInLebanon: Tomatoes & Eggs are More Dangerous than Guns & RPGs

1 month ago
When unarmed young men & women protest by throwing eggs and tomatoes at politicians renewing their term for the third time illegally, they can beaten severely and humiliated in front of the cameras, and no ...
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Two Awkward Notes Lebanese Students Left Behind For Their Teachers

2 months ago
I’m not sure if this is some new trend, but I’ve seen at least two Lebanese teachers sharing notes left behind by their students during the official exams. A lot of teachers do that and ...
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1,400 Tons of Toxic Waste Dumped Daily in Burj Hammoud

2 months ago
Just like Saida is getting a new landfill, the Lebanese Transparency Association shared a video few days ago showing how tons of toxic waste are being illegally dumped daily into the notorious Burj Hammoud that ...
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The New Electoral Law: How Does it Work?

2 months ago
The Lebanese cabinet has finally approved an electoral law after months of ongoing debates and disputes. To be honest, I stopped following up on this matter a month or two ago and I was almost ...
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