Namazej: Reaching Out To The Municipal Police To Better Serve Citizens

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 employment. As a result, Municipal police members: - Cannot enforce municipal prerogatives as they are not aware of them. - End up fulfilling Municipal Council President and council’s members’ agendas . - Cannot properly serve citizens. More importantly, most of…

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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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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