#LADE Unveils Hamra Mural to Promote #WomenLeadership

LADE unveiled a massive mural in Hamra last week under the hashtag #YouAreANaturalLeader. The mural aims at creating an opposite standpoint on the gender roles in the society and focus on women's ability to lead, as well as breaking stereotypes against women. Art of Change were key to this project as they helped LADE realize their marketing vision by facilitating both the art mural and artists Lea Bou Habib and Eli Zaarour. Here's their statement:…

The First Public Beach in Jounieh?

This may come as a surprise to some, but Jounieh doesn't have any public beaches. For a city that has one of the largest bays in Lebanon, you'd expect to see few free public beaches for tourists and locals but the coast has been hijacked for decades by private resorts. The good news is that Jounieh's Municipality appears determined to open its first public beach next to the Bel Azur resort, and works are already…
Critiques

Dutch Metal Band “Within Temptation” Cancels Byblos Gig

2 weeks ago
After Byblos Festival decided to cancel Mashrou’ Leila’s concert “to prevent bloodshed and maintain peace and security”, Dutch metal band Within Temptation issued a statement today announcing that they’re cancelling their concert in Byblos as ...
Critiques

There are NO new Exit Taxes at Beirut Airport, But …

2 weeks ago
Everyone was sharing earlier today how a new exit tax of LL50,000 was imposed on passengers leaving Lebanon aboard an economy-class flight but that’s not accurate and Annahar shared an article later on to clarify ...
Lebanon

Speeding-Ticket-Like Brochures Handed to Drivers on Khalde Highway

2 weeks ago
In September 2018, an 18-year old girl called Amar al Ghali died in a fatal accident caused by a speeding driver on the Khaldeh highway. In an attempt to keep her memory alive and raise ...
Critiques

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

3 weeks ago
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 ...
Critiques

Mohammad Iskandar Ordered to Remove “Iskan Bank” From Song

3 weeks ago
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 ...
Automotive

Interior Minister Raya El Hassan to Make “Special” Car Plates Public for sale

4 weeks 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 ...
Critiques

Article 94 Aimed at Limiting MPs’ Salaries Scrapped from 2019 Budget

4 weeks 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 ...
Critiques

Megaphone X SMEX On Online Free Speech Violations

4 weeks 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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