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…
Lebanon

Lebanese Swimmers Excel at 2019 Tunisian Open Masters

3 days ago
On the 1st of May, three Lebanese swimmers made their mark at the Tunisian Swimming Open Masters by obtaining 23 medals and being ranked 9th out of the 80 international teams present. The brothers Ali ...
Architecture

Pictures of Beirut’s Planned New Corniche

5 days ago
Beirut Municipality is set to revamp Beirut’s corniche to add new bike lanes, greenery and more. Vladimir Djurovic, a Lebanon-based landscape architect, has been contracted to design the project and works should begin later in ...
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Thursday National Mourning Day For Maronite Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

1 week ago
PM Hariri’s office has announced that Wednesday and Thursday will be national mourning days over the death of former Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir and that all public administrations and municipalities and public and private institutions ...
Critiques

The Proposed Austerity Budget: A Recipe for Chaos

1 week ago
“Lebanons is nearing fiscal crunch”, “Lebanese PM Warns of Catastrophe”, “EBRD urges Lebanon to pursue painful economic reforms to avoid crisis”, “Lebanon Is Facing an Economic and Environmental Disaster” and “As Lebanon leaders talk austerity, ...
Lebanon

Yalla 3a2belkoun : Now on NETFLIX

1 week ago
“YALLA AA’BELKOUN” has joined the list of Lebanese movies on Netflix. There’s Al Hayda, Chi Yom Rah Fell and Very Big Shot that I know of so far and Adel Karam’s stand up. “YALLA AA’BELKOUN” ...
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Journalist Gisele Khoury Awarded the French Order of Chivalry

1 week ago
French Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Bruno Foucher has awarded renowned journalist Gisele Khoury the French order of chivalry (chevalier dans l’ordre Français de la Légion d’honneur) during a ceremony held at the Pine Residence. The ...
Critiques

Maharat Troubling Report On Freedom of Expression Violations in #Lebanon

2 weeks ago
Lebanon’s respect for freedom of expression has always made it stand out compared to other Arab countries but the last few years have witnessed an unprecedented degradation in freedom of expression whereas Lebanon’s security forces ...
Baladi

Hop-On Hop-Off: Beirut Tourist Bus Map Unveiled

2 weeks ago
City Sightseeing has finally landed in Lebanon with its trademark Hop-on Hop-off tourist bus around the city of Beirut! The company was founded in 1998 in Seville and since then has expanded to other cities ...
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