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,…

Is it Normal to Fish Near the Sewers?

Every time I'm walking from Ayn el Mraysse towards the lighthouse, I notice a large number of fishermen gathering around one specific spot, which is where the sewers are discharged down into the Mediterranean. The smell is horrible yet they spend hours there looking for fish but I'm not really sure if they're doing it for fun or they're actually eating or selling these fish. Is this normal? I get it that some types of…
Critiques

Expect Heavy Traffic around Jal el Dib Till the Bridge is Done

2 months ago
The second phase of the new Jal el Dib bridge has begun and as a result, a considerable chunk of the highway towards Beirut was closed. A couple of a months ago, some were saying ...
Critiques

Berdawni River Turns Red

2 months ago
People have been sharing pictures of a red Berdawni river since yesterday. It appears that color originated from a chemical or a dye from a nearby factory in Hzerta. This is not the first time ...
Critiques

When Trashing Each Other and Spreading Hate Become a Trend

2 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 ...
Critiques

Syrian Student Pledged Not To Love/Marry a Lebanese Woman in Exchange of VISA

2 months ago
Since we’re still celebrating Valentine this week, here’s one interesting and disturbing piece of news that Legal Agenda reported this week, whereas a Syrian student was apparently forced to sign a pledge for the General ...
Critiques

AUB President Clarifies Appearance in Makhzoumi Electoral Video

2 months ago
I was surprised to see LAU & AUB presidents featured in Fouad Makhzoumi‘s latest electoral video, as it looked like some sort of endorsement for the candidate. However, AUB president Fadlo R. Khuri clarified the ...
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Who can Explain The Garbage in Tabarja Waters?

2 months ago
How did the Environment Ministry explain the garbage in Aqua Marina? What happened to the garbage in Nahr el Kalb & Nahr el Mot? Was it confirmed where all this garbage came from? What measures ...
Critiques

15 Syrian Refugees Found Frozen to Death On Their Way to Lebanon

3 months ago
Syrian refugees are still trying to run away from their war-torn country and seek refuge in Lebanon but ever since the borders were closed, they’re being smuggled in through dangerous mountainous roads. More than ten ...
Critiques

Women’s Participation in Lebanon’s Upcoming 2018 Elections

3 months ago
Lebanon has scored for years now the lowest rates in terms of women political empowerment and I’m not expecting a major change in the upcoming elections simply because there’s no willingness from most political parties ...
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