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Stories about Lebanon

30 August 2015

Lebanese-French Trumpeter Reimagines ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a Hip-Hop Opera

A rabbit hole worth heading down? Ibrahim Maalouf has reworked the Lewis Carroll classic, setting it in modern France with a Malian beat.

29 August 2015

You Stink Movement Gives Lebanese Government 72 Hours to Meet Protesters Demands

Lebanese protesters today gave the government a 72 hour ultimatum to meet their demands or face further protests on Tuesday.

28 August 2015

The Lebanese Protest Against the Trash Crisis Creatively

The Lebanese people show some humor and creativity in the way they protest. Over 20,000 people took to the streets in Beirut last weekend carrying all kinds of signs

26 August 2015

Videos Show How the Lebanese Security Forces Violently Dealt With ‘You Stink’ Protesters

Videos capturing police violence against protesters in Lebanon are making the rounds online. Is protesting against mounting rubbish and government corruption worth being beaten up and teargassed for?

23 August 2015

Peaceful Protestors Face Riot Police Brutality in Lebanon

A brutal response awaited the peaceful protesters of the #YouStink movement who gathered in Beirut on Saturday August 22 to demand a solution to the garbage crisis in Lebanon.

Lebanese Activists Warn Against Political Attempts to Exploit Their Movement

Two government ministers who tried to enter the protest area were refused entry, but the movement said those who resign are welcome.

‘You Stink’ Protesters Call for the Resignation of the Lebanese Government

A trash problem is threatening the Lebanese government as protesters demand better services and less corruption. Is Lebanon ready to listen to the demands of its people?

6 August 2015

Can Talking About Trash Drive Political Change in Lebanon?

The Bridge

A political movement is coalescing around Lebanese citizens' indignation at their government's cavalier attitude towards garbage disposal.

4 July 2015

Steven Salaita Lands Job at American University of Beirut, Talks Black Politics and Palestine Solidarity

After being denied tenure at the University of Illinois for pro-Palestine tweets, Salaita will be the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut.

2 July 2015

Which Lebanese and Arab Media Covered #SaudiCables and Which Ones Didn't?

The silence of major newspapers and media outlets towards more than half a million leaked documents from Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is deafening.

20 June 2015

#SaudiCables: What We've Learned So Far About Lebanon

The #SaudiCables on Lebanon reveal widespread corruption, bribes and repeated moral bankruptcy.

11 May 2015

‘Proud Lebanon’ Releases Powerful Anti-Homophobia Video

In commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), "Proud Lebanon" is calling for equal rights to be extended to the Lebanese LGBT community.

Thank the Ottoman Empire for That Taco You're Eating

Taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food that’s popular in the US, has roots in a surprising place: the Middle East.

5 May 2015

One French Journalist's Take on the ‘Slow Death’ of Foreign Correspondents

Anaïs Renevier is leaving Lebanon after a few years reporting there. Her blog post about the dismal conditions foreign correspondents must endure in today's media landscape has resonated with many.

3 May 2015

Spotlight on Yazan Halwani, Beirut's Street Artist

One Lebanese artist has been re-claiming Beirut's streets, one mural at a time. Global Voices' Joey Ayoub sits down with Yazan Halwani to hear his story.

27 April 2015

Understanding Copyright in the Arab World

Arab countries should not extend the length of their copyright term without thinking of the consequences that this will have on the ability of society to access knowledge and culture.

25 April 2015

Millions of People Around the World Commemorate the Armenian Genocide

Millions of Armenians and supporters around the world commemorated the Armenian Genocide Centennial.

21 April 2015

Lebanon Celebrates its Armenian Heritage in Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Lebanon was among the nations that welcomed Armenian refugees fleeing the genocide of 1915 and is now celebrating their rich contributions to Lebanese culture.

19 March 2015

Lebanese-Armenian Protesters Trap Turkish Ambassador in Beirut Theater

Around 60 Lebanese Armenians trapped the Turkish ambassador to Lebanon inside a movie theater, protesting the Turkish Government's official stance denying the 1915 Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

12 March 2015

How One Lebanese NGO is Helping Syrian Refugees

The 'Lebanese for Refugees' NGO is attempting to alleviate the suffering of Syrians living in Lebanon's refugee camps. Joey Ayoub takes a closer look to find out how

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