Beirut Governor Bans Illegally Placed Election Posters

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. I wish he had warned candidates before electoral campaigns had kicked off but it's good news . I still can't understand how people can vote for candidates who don't have a problem polluting their own city’s streets and walls.

#UberRECYCLE Relaunched: Get Rid of Your e-waste & Keep It Away from Landfills

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 and garbage smells are all over Beirut. Unfortunately, the government and the concerned ministries haven't yet spread any awareness on the importance of recycling and reducing waste and NGOs are still struggling to convince municipalities to stop throwing garbage randomly and start recycling. Having said that, I still believe that…
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Yorgui Teyrouz: The Man Behind DSC Lebanon Running With Beirut Madinati

7 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

7 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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#PanamaPapers: Biggest Leak In History On Corruption & No Lebanese Listed .. Yet

8 months ago
If you haven’t been following up on the #PanamaPapers leak then you are missing out on what could possibly be the biggest-ever leak of secret information. Almost 11.5m documents, 2.6 terabytes of information related to ...
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People in Lebanon Getting Happier

8 months ago
The 2016 World Happiness Report is out and Lebanon has surprisingly gained 10 spots. “GDP per capita” is still the most important explanatory variable in determining national happiness, followed by healthy life expectancy and social ...
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Two Lebanese Newspapers Might be Shutting Down Soon

8 months ago
Source Al Liwaa is apparently shutting down soon, Assafir is not doing so well and is considering all its options. There are also rumors that Annahar must stop print and move online. Assafir has been ...
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Cabinet Wants To Postpone The Garbage Crisis For Four Years

8 months ago
Picture via Ramez Dagher The cabinet convened today at the Grand Serail to discuss the garbage crisis and came up with a temporary solution for the next four years. Here’s what they announced so far: ...
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How to Detect Fake 1000 Lebanese Lira Bills

8 months ago
I am not really sure if it’s profitable to produce and use 1000 LL counterfeit bills but there are plenty in circulation apparently. I don’t think I’ll ever bother to check if a 1000 LL ...
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Fayha Choir Shutting Down After Winning “Choir of The Year”

8 months ago
Fayha Choir’s “Choir of The Year” award will be the last apparently as those in charge of the choir have decided to shut it down. The reason is mainly a financial one as they are ...
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