Lebanese-Canadian Owner of Paramount Fine Foods Awarded $2.5M in Hate Speech Lawsuit

The verdict is being labeled as the largest cyber verdict that’s sitting on the record right now, after Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Ferguson ordered two anti-Muslim activists, defendant Kevin J. Johnston and Ranendra Banerjee to pay $2.5-million in damages to Mohamad Fakih, the owner of Paramount Fine Foods, a Lebanese-born businessman. Johnston had accused Fakih and his customers of being “jihadists", and claimed was an “economic terrorist” with backing from the Pakistani spy agency.…

A Short Film on Lebanese Journalist, Writer & Political Thinker Kamel Mroue

The latest leaked video of General Lebanon Union's head disrespecting Patriarch Sfeir has re-ignited the debate on freedom of expression and how the authorities should handle such situations. Obviously we all agree that what Asmar said is tasteless and despicable but we need to stay alert on the state of freedom of expression in this country and how the authorities are tweaking & abusing existing laws to limit these freedoms. While reading few articles on…
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The Power Of Taouk To Unite

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Lebanon

Lebanese Swimmers Excel at 2019 Tunisian Open Masters

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Architecture

Pictures of Beirut’s Planned New Corniche

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Art

Patriarch Sfeir’s Coffin Carved by Rudy Rahme

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Art

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Art

A Poignant Graffiti to Sum Up The Kafala System

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Information

Thursday National Mourning Day For Maronite Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

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Critiques

The Proposed Austerity Budget: A Recipe for Chaos

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