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Nada Akl

Media-person, I like watching people exist online. I blog (sporadically) on www.nadaakl.com and tweet a lot: @Nada_Akl

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Latest posts by Nada Akl

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.

4 February 2015

World Leaders Mourn Saudi Oil Monarch as ‘Strong Advocate for Women’

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

They Vote So You Don’t Have To: Lebanon’s Parliament Extends Its Own Term in Office

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

Lebanon Blocks Six Porn Sites, Sparks Fears of Further Censorship

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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 Activist Maryam Al Khawaja Denied Entry to Her Country, Goes On Hunger Strike

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

A President for Lebanon? Yes, No, Maybe…What For?

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

Lebanon: I Am Not A Martyr

Lebanon's #NotaMartyr campaign pays tribute to innocent victims of violence and to show that the Lebanese want change.

28 December 2013

Six Killed in Lebanon Blast Targeting ex-Minister

At least six people died, and many more were wounded, in a blast that targeted former Lebanese Finance Minister Mohamed Chatah in downtown Beirut.

7 October 2013

Lebanon: What's a Passport Worth? A Bitter Discussion

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

Online Gambling No Longer Accessible from Lebanon?

Gambling sites have been blocked in Lebanon, a dangerous slippery slope.

Saudi Activist Slapped With Sudden Travel Ban at Airport

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 “Approved by Justice”

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...

Prime Minister Resigns, as Lebanon Remains a “Sinking Ship”

Lebanese Prime Minister resigns as the country faces ongoing chaos.

29 January 2013

A Couple's Civil Marriage Rejected in Lebanon

A secular marriage in Lebanon is still not possible, but a couple's claim to the contrary reignites the debate and hope for partisans of civil marriage.

22 January 2013

An “OMG Law” for Lebanon During Election Year?

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

More than 80 Killed at Aleppo University in Syria

War in Syria reached the heart of Aleppo University when two blasts killed over 80 people and injured over 160 on January 15, 2013.

11 January 2013

Man’s Death Inspires Solidarity in Midst of Devastating Storm in Lebanon

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

Saudi Writer Arrested for Controversial Tweets

Prominent Saudi novelist and political analyst Turki al-Hamad was reportedly arrested by the Saudi authorities for a series of controversial Tweets.

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