What I Learned As a Jury Member of “Product of the Year”

We’ve all seen the “Product of the Year” label in red on products’ ads and on supermarket shelves. I myself have been invited several times to attend the ceremonies where the different categories’ POY winners are announced. However, I never really knew how the process worked exactly, until I was invited to be a jury member this year and found out about the laborious and comprehensive process to select different POYs every year. The Process…

Why is Women’s Political Participation in Lebanon Among The Lowest World Wide?

The 2011 Mikati government failed to appoint any women ministers. The 2014 Tamman Salam government only appointed one female minister and Saad Hariri's 2016 government only has one female minister as well. Lebanon has scored for years now the lowest rates in terms of women political empowerment with less than 3% and there's no real justification to this low percentage. Foreign Affairs Minister Bassil did try to justify it and said we could have had…
Critiques

Someone Should Prank Adam Saleh on a Plane

1 month ago
Adam Saleh, a vlogger and well known prankster, was allegedly removed from a Delta plane yesterday “for speaking Arabic” or at least that’s what he is claiming. Delta Airlines on the other hand released a ...
Lebanon

The ISF Are Helping Prevent Traffic Congestion

1 month ago
It’s Christmas time in Lebanon and the first thing that comes to mind is traffic, whether in malls, shops, in the mountains or on the road. Traffic is already really bad and it will only ...
Critiques

Should Bassel al-Amin be Arrested or Not?

1 month ago
We are all quick to jump to conclusions when someone is arrested over a Facebook post in Lebanon but one has to be aware of the Lebanese laws, especially when he’s a journalist, before writing ...
Critiques

Fairouz Songs Banned At the Lebanese University – Hadath

1 month ago
A group of LU students decided to honor their friend who recently died in a car crash so they invited his mom and wanted to play Fairouz songs in the university since he loves Fairouz ...
Critiques

A School Principal in Favor of Beating Students To Enforce Discipline

1 month ago
A principal at a school in the Iqlim al-Kharroub district said he “would allow the discipline of students by beating them if he became the Education Minister… but we are abiding by the Education Minister ...
Critiques

There’s Nothing Wrong With Having a Black Friday in #Lebanon

1 month ago
If you thought Black Friday only takes place in the US, you are wrong. It was introduced in many countries outside the US just as the UK, Australia, France, Romania, India, Mexico, Finland, Bolivia and ...
Critiques

Improving Lebanon’s Internet on Top of PM Hariri’s Agenda

1 month ago
Nest Labs Founder Tony Fadell, who was a speaker at the most recent BDL Accelerate, tweeted yesterday about UK’s £1BN plan to deploy full fiber broadband & 5G and mentioned PM Saad Hariri. Hariri did ...
Critiques

Thoughts on The Security Wall Being Built Around Lebanon’s Largest Palestinian Camp

2 months ago
The “security” wall being erected around Ain el Helweh camp has been causing controversy in the past few days. Some are defending the wall while others are comparing it to Israel’s separation call and calling ...
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