Mashrou’ Leila (مشروع ليلى ) Cleared By Judge Ghada Aoun, Concert Still On Schedule

Update: Byblos Festival cancelled the concert for security reasons. After a week of hysterical hate and conspiracy-filled campaigns against Mashrou' Leila, and after being interrogated by the authorities and meeting with religious bodies, Judge Ghada Aoun cleared the band of any wrongdoings after they vowed to remove a picture that was deemed disrespectful. Despite news that spread about the band issuing an apology, no official statement was published by the band or the Byblos International…

Mohammad Iskandar Ordered to Remove “Iskan Bank” From Song

After what's been happening with Mashrou3 Leila, I first thought this news of censoring a Mohammad Iskandar song was made up by a satire website but it turned out to be true. Apparently, the song talks about bribes and hints at the Iskan Bank which upset the bank that filed a lawsuit forcing the singer to remove any mentions of the bank in the song and stop playing it on all channels until then. I…
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Interior Minister Raya El Hassan to Make “Special” Car Plates Public for sale

2 months ago
In a tweet unleashed today on her official account, Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan, who has been making positive headlines ever since she took the position, by removing blocs from the front ...
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Article 94 Aimed at Limiting MPs’ Salaries Scrapped from 2019 Budget

2 months ago
When the budget was finally approved two days ago, I kept checking articles to see what happened to Article 94 which dealt with reducing the salaries of MPs, only to find out today that it ...
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Megaphone X SMEX On Online Free Speech Violations

2 months ago
2019 and 2018 witnessed alarming developments in the use of archaic media laws to arrest, interrogate and prosecute people over social media posts in Lebanon. According to digital rights group Social Media Exchange (SMEX), the ...
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2019 Budget Approved (In July): Customs Fee of 3% Approved on Imported Goods

2 months ago
The long-awaited so-called austerity budget was finally passed today in parliament following a tense voting session, and as expected it failed to tackle structural problems of the economy or target corruption. Instead, they simply cut ...
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Why Your Electricity Bills Are Doubling in the Summer

2 months ago
Last week, a couple of friends were complaining that their electricity bills have doubled recently even though they were on vacation and didn’t stay home much. The first thing I told them was that electricity ...
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Racism at Beirut Swimming Pool Getting Worse

2 months ago
Sporting Club has gone up a notch in imposing racist laws against foreign helpers by forcing their employers to dress them in a specific way, otherwise they will be kicked out without a refund. The ...
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Whoever Leaked Patrick Moubarak’s Voice Note Should be Arrested

3 months ago
I had no idea who Patrick Moubarak was till few days ago, after a recording spread on social media in which he allegedly threatened Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Hezbollah leader. He is also heard ...
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The Real Problem is Not Who Started Shooting in Qabrshmoun

3 months ago
State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh al-Gharib convoy’s was passing by the village of Qabrshmoun when gunmen opened fire killing two bodyguards. The attack came after PSP supporters closed down roads to prevent Foreign Minister ...
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