Internet Freedom Not Improving: Lebanon Still Partly Free

Freedom House 2016 report on Internet Freedom is out and Lebanon is still classified as being "Partly Free" with a score of 45/100, similar to last year's result. The report stated that "the internet freedom environment in Lebanon remained static over the past year with the Cybercrimes Bureau continuing to interrogate users for criticizing public figures online". Activists, bloggers, influencers and journalists still face potential arrest and interrogation and are sometimes intimidated for online posts…

Billy Karam is Once Again The Holder of Two Guinness World Records

Billy Karam was awarded for the third time since 2009 two Guinness World Records for the biggest number of models around the world and the man with highest number of Dioramas . Back in 2011, he had 27,777 car models and 333 dioramas. Billy Karam's awesome toy car collection has been making headlines worldwide and was featured on Autoblog two years ago. I can't believe I've never been to his museum yet; I should schedule…
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Video Shows How The Lebanese Army Captured Ain el Helweh’s Daesh Prince

3 months ago
The Lebanese Army issued a statement that they captured Daesh prince Imad Yasseen in Ain el-Helwi and released a footage of the operation that took place inside the Palestinian camp’s Tawaree neighborhood. Several arrest warrants ...
Animals & Wildlife

Keeping Lions, Tigers & Other Big Cats as Exotic Pets Finally Banned in Lebanon

4 months ago
Animals Lebanon has been lobbying for years to ban the keeping of big cats such as “lions, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars, and any hybrid combination any of these species that results from ...
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The 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings: AUB Up To 228th Place Globally, 3rd In The Arab World

4 months ago
The American University of Beirut has improved its global ranking by 40 spots and is now among the top 250 universities worldwide according to The 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings. It is also among the ...
Baladi

Nadia El Cheikh: The First Female Dean of the FAS at The American University of Beirut

4 months ago
Dr. Nadia El Cheikh was appointed as the new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut. She is the first woman to be appointed as Dean of AUB’s ...
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BlogBaladi Facebook Page is Now Verified

4 months ago
If you are searching for BlogBaladi’s page on Facebook or checking out the page, you will notice the blue badge right next to the name, which means that the page has been verified by Facebook ...
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Lebanon Mentioned At The 2016 GOP Convention

5 months ago
Tom Barrack, the founder of Colony Capital and one of America’s richest businessmen, is a major fundraiser for Donald Trump’s campaign for presidency and he spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention. During his speech, ...
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“Beyrouthin” Added to the French Dictionary

5 months ago
After two years of signing petitions, publishing articles and writing letters to the French Academy and Larousse, Tamyras were finally able to get Larousse to add the word “Beyrouthin” to the French Dictionary. Beyrouthin has ...
Critiques

Shameful “Anal Exams” Still Taking Place in Lebanon

5 months ago
Human Rights Watch published an 82-pages long report on the forced anal examinations on men and transgender women accused of consensual same-sex conduct in which cases were reported in Lebanon in the past five years. ...
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