The Proposed Austerity Budget: A Recipe for Chaos

"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, protesters cry ‘thieves!’" are some of the headlines you find online on the current financial situation in Lebanon. Are we facing a financial crisis? Definitely. Is the country on the brink of collapse? We've been hearing that for the past…

Mansourieh Residents Have Every Right to Protest Against High Voltage Power Lines

I wanted to write a blogpost to sum up what's happening in Mansourieh and what's been happening for the past years but Gino has already done that. What I'd like to add are few points in regards to that matter: High Tension Power Cables & Cancer: Questioning whether high tension power cables cause cancer or not is no longer the issue if you ask me. Mansourieh residents and others should protest and stand against the…
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80-Year Old Arrested For Lashing Out At Authorities

1 month ago
Yesterday, following the Mansourieh protests, a video emerged showing an old man lashing out at the President and a couple of ministers and resorting to name-calling and insults. The footage went viral and as expected, ...
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Maharat Troubling Report On Freedom of Expression Violations in #Lebanon

1 month 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 ...
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Genocide-Deniers Freedom-Oppressors Turkish Authorities Upset over Flag Burning Incident

1 month ago
Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon has denounced the burning of the Turkish flag and wants the necessary judicial measures to be taken against the perpetrators. This comes as no surprise as Turkey has been working for ...
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Major Earthquake fears in Bisri Valley where Dam is Planned

1 month ago
While NGOs and environmentalists have been vocal for quite some time about the dam that is set to distort the beautiful Bisri Valley, the World Bank has already commenced constructing the $600 million project, reckless ...
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Lebanese Customs Made Nearly $850,000 In Profit After Holding Auction

1 month ago
Customs head Badri Daher has been bragging about this auction sale for a week now, claiming the Customs are committed to fighting corruption, and taking additional steps to enhance productivity and reduce cost. During yesterday’s ...
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Qadisha Valley Cleanup

1 month ago
It’s great to see this group of young men and women cleaning up the Qadisha valley but it’s also quite unfortunate that this valley, labeled as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in ...
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Camera Surveillance in Exam Rooms Will NOT Solve Cheating Problems

2 months ago
The Ministry of Education has requested from all schools to install surveillance cameras in an attempt to combat cheating and academic misconduct during the official exams. According to the Ministry, the schools will have to ...
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Telecom Minister Wants To Cancel The Free 60 Minutes For PostPaid Lines

2 months ago
One of the few good things that actually came out of the previous Telecom Ministries was the reduction in prices of the data bundles and the free 60 minutes for postpaid lines, but the new ...
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