Journalist and explorer of the digital world. Interested in online activism and Diasporas, migrations, entrepreneurship.
I blog (sporadically) on www.nadaakl.com and Tweet a lot: @Nada_Akl
Latest posts by Nada Akl
4 February 2015
World leaders expressed their condolences following the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Some even went as far as calling him a "strong advocate for women."
11 November 2014
In a move that could be a serious, dangerous even, setback for Lebanon, the national parliament has postposed elections for the second time.
10 September 2014
Internet users worry that the decision, made by the Ministry of Justice, could lead the government down a slippery slope to greater censorship.
30 August 2014
Bahraini human rights activists Maryam Al-Khawaja was denied entry to Bahrain upon her arrival at the airport. Now in detention, she has started a hunger strike.
10 August 2014
Syria's Conflict Spills Into Lebanon. Clashes Kill Dozens, ISIS Captures Lebanese Soldiers in Border Town Arsal
In what many describe as a spillover of the Syrian conflict into Lebanon, 17 soldiers, 50 Islamic militants and over 40 civilians were killed in clashes in Arsal.
9 June 2014
Bloggers and the twittersphere discuss Lebanon's predictable and predicted presidential vacuum following Parliament's failure to elect a new president within the constitutional time frame.
3 January 2014
28 December 2013
7 October 2013
The Lebanese passport was ranked amongst the 10 worst in the world in terms of freedom of travel, the unsurprising news sparked bitter reactions online.
19 July 2013
Gambling sites have been blocked in Lebanon, a dangerous slippery slope.
Saudi activist and journalist Iman Al-Qahtani was denied the right to leave Saudi Arabia as punishment for her activism and support for reformers in the absolute monarchy.
31 March 2013
Lebanon's first civil marriage has been recognized by the Ministry of Justice. Earlier this year, Kholoud Succarieh and Nidal Darwich initiated Lebanon's first civil marriage on Lebanese soil, in a...
29 January 2013
22 January 2013
This year a parliamentary election year in Lebanon and this means that once again, electoral law debates make headlines in a country marked by institutionalized sectarianism.
17 January 2013
11 January 2013
As a devastating storm rages in Lebanon, the death of a homeless man inspires a wave of solidarity. Few people knew his name before he was found dead near the...
24 December 2012
9 December 2012
Asked to hand over personal information about citizens, Lebanese Telecommunications Ministers urges the online community to help him protect privacy. The campaign spurs a controversial debate in light of local...