Love During The Siege: Fighting Hunger Through Hope and Love

The Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press is held on June 2 every year, which is the anniversary of Samir Kassir’s assassination, and is funded by the European Union. The winners of the 2016 editions were as follows: - Opinion piece category: Maher Massoud from Syria, an opinion writer for many Arab newspapers, magazines and websites and a researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient . - Investigative article category: Mohammad Tarek from…

The Grand Aley Hotel: Built in 1926, For Sale Since 2008

This is a cool piece by Dima Karam on the Grand Aley Hotel that was built in 1926 by three brothers from a Beiruti trading family. The British Army set up their command center in WWII and then the Australian Imperial Force general who led the offensive against Syria and Lebanon used the hotel as his HQ. Following WWII, the hotel "became renowned for its evening entertainment – gambling, concerts and dancing" before it got…
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Don’t Forget to Donate To the Lebanese Red Cross this Month

4 months ago
The Lebanese Red Cross is not a governmental association and relies largely on volunteers with a limited number of paid staff. They provide relief to the victims of disasters, respond to emergencies, accidents and are ...
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Municipal Elections: All Polling Stations Should be Wheelchair-accessible

4 months ago
The way they are carrying her up the stairs doesn’t look that safe to be honest The ISF tweeted earlier today pictures showing officers carrying a woman in a wheelchair up the stairs in order ...
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Lebanon Municipal Elections 2016: All You Need To Know About The Voting Process

4 months ago
Who is eligible to vote? Every Lebanese individual who has attained the legal age stipulated in the constitution (21 years), whether or not resident on the Lebanese territory, shall be entitled to vote. Who is ...
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Namazej: Reaching Out To The Municipal Police To Better Serve Citizens

5 months ago
Municipal Police in Lebanon is usually recruited according to basic criteria and without any specific qualifications. You don’t even need a bachelor degree to apply for that position and barely any training is conducted upon ...
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Beirut Governor Bans Illegally Placed Election Posters

5 months ago
Beirut Governor Ziad Chbib has ordered the removal of illegally placed municipal election posters on public walls, fences, bridges, traffic lights, poles and others. He has also vowed to fine candidates who break the law. ...
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#UberRECYCLE Relaunched: Get Rid of Your e-waste & Keep It Away from Landfills

5 months ago
The collection of garbage resumed a couple of weeks ago but the garbage crisis is still ongoing as there’s still no agreement on other landfills (except Naameh) and garbage smells are all over Beirut. Unfortunately, ...
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Yorgui Teyrouz: The Man Behind DSC Lebanon Running With Beirut Madinati

5 months ago
I learned this afternoon that Yorgui Teyrouz, a civil rights activist, the founder of Donner Sang Compter Lebanon and a good friend of mine, is running on the Beirut Madinati list for the Beirut municipal ...
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Internet in Lebanon: Know Your Digital Rights

5 months ago
There are still no “internet” laws in Lebanon but that doesn’t mean Lebanon’s internet is free and uncensored. On the contrary, internet censorship is on the rise due to a lack of regulation and accountability ...
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