Should Electoral Lists be Public or Not?

If you go on 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 of birth, sect and register number. We're not the only country to have their voters lists made public but the real problem is who's using this data and for what purpose. While electoral lists don't show details such as phone numbers,…

2017 Corruption Index: Lebanon Still Corrupt AF

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 small yet positive steps towards fighting corruption and increasing transparency and integrity, like the passage of the Access to Information Law, Lebanon joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the ratification of the national budget for the first time since…
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Lebanese Sexologist Tips for Home-Made Sex Toys

2 months ago
It’s always good to have people breaking sex clichés in Lebanon but the below video showing a Lebanese sexologist giving advice on homemade sex toys seemed more like a joke than the real thing. I ...
Critiques

Can #Plogging Work in Lebanon?

3 months ago
I was reading the other day about a new trend in Sweden called #Plogging, whereas people go for a jog and pick up litter at the same time, and was thinking if it would work ...
Critiques

When Trashing Each Other and Spreading Hate Become a Trend

3 months ago
I barely commented on what happened in the past week, from Murr’s controversial comments on MTV’s high advertising rates and audience, to MTV reporting videos & posts bashing them on Facebook and the reactions that ...
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Why Jewish Voters are Labeled as “Israelites” on Electoral Lists

3 months ago
If you go to dgps.gov.lb and look up your ID in Beirut for example, you will notice in the drop-down list of sects the term “إسرائيلي”, which does not refer to Israelis but to Israelites, ...
Baladi

Tripoli Mina’s 2018 Zambo Festival

3 months ago
Not many of you may have heard of Zambo, but it is a yearly tradition that has been held for almost a century now and that takes place in Tripoli Mina a day before the ...
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#PyeongChang2018: Updates on the Lebanese Athletes at The 2018 Winter Olympics

3 months ago
Here are the latest updates on the three Lebanese taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Natacha Mohbat was able to finish her two runs in the Ladies’ Slalom ...
Critiques

UNDP Latest Poverty Assessment Report: 30% of Lebanese are Poor

3 months ago
The last “Rapid Poverty Assessment in Lebanon” report conducted by UNDP was back in 2008 back when the Syrian Crisis hadn’t begun yet. That’s why a more recent one was conducted over a year ago ...
Lebanon

Huawei Introduces Face Unlock and AR Camera to Mate 10 Lite Users

3 months ago
Over the past few years, Huawei has been proving that its devices aren’t just vastly more affordable than its main competitors, but that it can easily match and even outperform them. The watered-down version of ...
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