The Lebanese government is trying to kill freedom of expression on the internet by imposing the Lebanese Internet Regulation Act, or LIRA. The man behind this proposal is Walid el Daouk, the minister of information.

I am quite amazed on how our Prime Minister Najib Mikati who is internet savvy, would allow such an idea to be proposed in the first place. He knows that the internet is for everyone and regulating it means killing it.

If you want more information on LIRA, check the original draft in Arabic, Trella’s take on it and an English translation for those who don’t read Arabic.