Mothers in the Lebanese Army Given The Day off

Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun has given all mothers in the military a day off to celebrate Mother's Day. This will be the first time in the army's history. Back in September 2017, a handful of women officially completed their Army training course for the first time in Lebanese history as well. The Lebanese Armed Forces first opened up to women in 1991, and even though there aren't any official figures, the Lebanese American…

“Know Your Candidate”: Election App to Turn You Into an Informed Voter

There's a really cool app that was released last week ahead of the 2018 elections called "إعرف مرشحك- Elections 2018" whose aim is to help educate the Lebanese citizens about the candidates, the electoral process, and how and where to vote. Once installed, the app asks for your mobile number for verification, then your enter your name & family and the district under which you vote. Once done, you will get a full list of…
Critiques

Marcel Ghanem is Leaving LBCI after 27 Years

1 month ago
I never thought I would see Marcel Ghanem outside LBCI but the news was confirmed yesterday in a joint statement by Marcel Ghanem and LBCI’s CEO Sheikh Pierre Daher. Ghanem will be supposedly leaving to ...
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Lebanese Women’s Struggle in One Infographic

1 month ago
Megaphone shared an infographic showing the various obstacles that Lebanese women had to overcome over the years in their struggle for women’s rights, and the many struggles that remain. The infographic showcases ten key stages ...
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Abou Fouad From the “Yes” Commercials Has Passed Away

1 month ago
I just read that Robert Helou, better known as “Abou Fouad” from Procter & Gamble’s “Yes” commercials in the 70s, ’80s and even’ 90s has passed away. His commercials were the best back then and ...
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Expats Will ONLY be Charged 1000 LL for Issuing a Lebanese Passport

1 month ago
I saw a tweet yesterday by Lebanon’s Foreign Affairs minister stating that Lebanese expats will now be able to get a Lebanese passport for only 1000LL and that it will be delivered to them free ...
Critiques

A First in Lebanese Elections? A Candidate with Special Needs

1 month ago
I received a couple of days ago a picture of a candidate for the upcoming elections accompanied by a sick joke. The person who sent it to me was asking me if I had heard ...
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Insights Into Men & Gender Equality in Lebanon

1 month ago
Promundo and UN Women, with ABAAD and Connecting Research to Development (CRD) surveyed 1,050 men and 1,136 women between the ages of 18 and 59, representing both the Lebanese and Syrian populations living in Lebanon ...
Critiques

Should Electoral Lists be Public or Not?

1 month ago
If you go on [dpgs.gov.lb] and select your area, village and sect, you will get a full list of all voters in that village including their full name, their father and mother’s names, their date ...
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2017 Corruption Index: Lebanon Still Corrupt AF

1 month ago
The 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index placed Lebanon at the 143rd spot out of 180 countries and 14th out of 20 countries in Middle East and North Africa. The report did state that Lebanon is taking ...
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