Support Local Talent, Support Art 7aké

Published on:May 16, 2014
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As part of our effort to #supportlocaltalent, we present to you today the work of a Lebanese artist, now among those who had no other option but to leave the country in a bid to make a living.

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GPS Verbally Attacks Woman, Leaves Others Traumatized

Published on:May 14, 2014
GPS Verbally Attacks Woman, Leaves Others Traumatized

A worthy share I came across today is KAFA’s new video. The 1:45 stunt depicts a woman driving a taxi and picking up other female passengers. The driver’s GPS voice navigation starts off normally, giving directions as per usual standards. What happen’s next will surprise you. Watch the video for more details and help spread the word, because “if you witness abuse, don’t sit back and ignore it.” Share the…

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Lebanese Red Cross Volunteer Needs Your Help!

Published on:May 12, 2014
Lebanese Red Cross Volunteer Needs Your Help!

Almost four years ago, a young Lebanese man who serves in the Red Cross as a volunteer was diagnosed with leukemia. His age, sex, religion, social status, or even good deeds did not deter the illness that he now continues to battle, alone. Simon Badaoui, now 23, is still fighting but is in dire need of your help. His condition can only be remedied with a surgery that involves bone…

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Lebanese Women, LBCI Take Part In Global Campaign To Release Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

Published on:May 9, 2014
Lebanese Women, LBCI Take Part In Global Campaign To Release Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

Yes, we have our fair share of problems. Yes, we are overwhelmed with our own government’s incompetence when it comes to dealing with human rights violations. Yes, we fear kidnappings, sporadic bouts of violent clashes and economic woes but no, we have not lost our sense of humanity. Lebanese women took it upon themselves on Friday to voice solidarity with 276 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by the Islamist…

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Religious Emblems On World Health Organization Pressers? Why?

Published on:May 9, 2014
Religious Emblems On World Health Organization Pressers? Why?

Upon receiving a press release this morning from the World Health Organization’s regional office for the Eastern Mediterranean I couldn’t help but notice the calligraphic religious emblem above the global organization’s logo. While I do understand that this may be an attempt on the part of the organization’s efforts to exhibit tolerance to what is generally perceived as the majority of the Middle Eastern population, there is no denial that…

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Betshai’s Forest Fire: Between Truth, Conspiracy And Ignorance

Published on:May 6, 2014
Betshai’s Forest Fire: Between Truth, Conspiracy And Ignorance

Piles of grey and black ash are all that remain of what were once swathes of forest in the Baabda region of Betshai. Monday’s wildfire, described as one of the most tragic the residents of the area had witnessed in years, sent clouds of thick smoke billowing into the sky above ancient forests that waned underneath the flames. Two hours were all it took to transform the woodland from a…

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Support Local Talent on May Day and Everyday

Published on:May 1, 2014
Support Local Talent on May Day and Everyday

This blog post is a short reminder to support our local talents, because it is by supporting those talents that we truly engage our local economy and help drive what we love in this country toward further prosperity and recognition because, by God, they deserve it. I’ll opt out from politicizing this post, since we’ve got the news for that, but instead will leave it out as a simple list…

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Planting Trees Is The Highest Form Of Prayer – #Lebanon Edition

Published on:April 28, 2014
Planting Trees Is The Highest Form Of Prayer – #Lebanon Edition

The barren terrain around Lebanon’s Bekaa, just an hour’s drive from Beirut, bears the scars of negligence and the impact of human “development”. Throughout the years, little effort was made to preserve the forest above the village of Bouerij, leading the land around it to erode and hence become infertile. But while the many remained asleep on a hot Sunday morning, some 150 volunteers from across the country soldiered up…

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Contribution: Why Men And Women Can Never Be “Just” Friends

Published on:April 25, 2014
Contribution: Why Men And Women Can Never Be “Just” Friends

Is friendship possible between a man and a woman? Can a heterosexual have a best friend from the opposite-sex? What is the definition of “friend-zone”? These are questions that have been asked throughout the ages but without ever having a concrete explanation. Men and women think differently, at least where the anatomy of the brain is concerned. Neither a man nor a woman think about the friend-zone the way the…

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Lebanon: A Hundred Years of Necrophilia | #LebanonPresident2014

Published on:April 23, 2014
Lebanon: A Hundred Years of Necrophilia | #LebanonPresident2014

Warning: Explicit Language Shocking as the title may appear; I thought I would draw inspiration from late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez since today’s masquerade of an election seemed to highlight our country’s deceased (read: diseased) political system, which has left us condemned to a Hundred Years of Solitude with a political class adamant on f*cking us dead. Death was so much of a theme that it soon transpired to social…

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Global Citizens Celebrate Earth Day, But Is It Too Late?

Published on:April 22, 2014
Global Citizens Celebrate Earth Day, But Is It Too Late?

As some of you may already know, today marks the 44th anniversary of the founding of Earth Day. Now internationally recognized, Earth Day was initiated by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. Senator Nelson became involved in environmental protection and the creation of Earth Day after witnessing the devastation of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif. However, although several environmental protection agencies and NGO’s have since sprung…

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Jesus Was The First Atheist

Published on:April 20, 2014
Jesus Was The First Atheist

Jesus was the first atheist, or so, this was amongst the earliest descriptions bestowed upon him by all those who conveniently misinterpreted his message. So radical were his teaching during times of great misinformation, similar to the time we live in, that those who claimed to better understand God dubbed him a blasphemer, an infidel and a heretic. Spat on, clothes ripped to shreds and crucified, he stood still and…

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An Overdue Tribute to Maya and Rouba Azar: Victims of the Lebanese Civil War and our Memories

Published on:April 15, 2014
An Overdue Tribute to Maya and Rouba Azar: Victims of the Lebanese Civil War and our Memories

I must’ve been 4 or 5 years old when I hummed the tunes to this song on a London double decker bus at the height of the Lebanese civil war. Ironically, it was the theme song to a British series produced a year earlier called the Winds of War. The Winds of War Main Theme Resting on my mother’s weary lap humming away and looking out the window unto a…

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Lebanese Reporters Heroically Take Off Shoes to Cover Beach Protest

Published on:April 9, 2014
Lebanese Reporters Heroically Take Off Shoes to Cover Beach Protest

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Lebanon’s counterfeit sanitary pads…nothing new here

Published on:December 20, 2013
Photo via assafir.com

A report recently published by Lebanese daily As-Safir suggested that fake sanitary napkins, which could cause uterine cancer, are being sold in Lebanon.

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Friendly Dog Shot at close range

Published on:November 28, 2013
Friendly Dog Shot at close range

A very Graphic and disturbing footage of a dog being shot in broad daylight went viral on social media platforms today after Beta – Beirut for the Ethical treatment of Animals shared it on their official Facebook page. (Watch the footage here) The footage shows a man walking around with A GUN and shooting what seems to be a harmless dog in cold blood. It was simply heartbreaking hearing the…

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Man puts his Cat in a Microwave

Published on:November 8, 2013
Man puts his Cat in a Microwave

Since Early Morning , we have been bombarded with posts and tweets of people trying to expose the identity and whereabouts of two men : Mohamad Jallad and Hassan Hammoud   The two men posted a Video of themselves brutally shoving a cat into a microwave, in an attempt to “cook” it alive as one of them stated in the video. Despite the cat’s obvious discontent, the two men kept…

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Lebanon enters the HD era with LBCI HD channel

Published on:September 26, 2013
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  Lebanon will enter as of tonight the era of High Definition broadcast with the launching of LBCI HD following the screening of the first prime of Star Academy reality TV show. With this advancement, LBCI has proven once again its leadership as a pioneer Lebanese channel in the field of high definition broadcast. To receive the LBCI HD channel, viewers must order the channel with the green logo from…

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Lebanon’s traffic jam survival list

Published on:September 19, 2013
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The Jounieh-Beirut highway is still witnessing a severe traffic jam, namely in the region stretching from Dbayeh to Dora due to road works.

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Putin on Russian version of The Voice

Published on:September 17, 2013
Putin on Russian version of The Voice

This video has been around for a couple of days but I thought it would still be cool to share it…The reactions of the judges are priceless. Now let’s imagine this happening in Lebanon…although that may be a challenge for a president who barely speaks on media outlets, let alone sing!

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Not all Americans are trigger happy

Published on:September 12, 2013
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I avoided writing anything on the September 11 attacks yesterday since I have more than my fair share of doubts concerning the authenticity of the official story in regards to how the events unfolded.

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World travelers hit and review Beirut – This is My City

Published on:September 10, 2013
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So what happens when two foreigners who love to travel land in Beirut? Watch the below video to see how they perceived out city.

Do you think it was properly and fairly portrayed?

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LBCI, host of the bloggers

Published on:September 6, 2013
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In a bid to further integrate into the social media world and be part of the Lebanese web scene, LBCI took the initiative to invite some of the brightest names in the country’s blogosphere to sit down and well watch and learn! As opposed to them listening to us, we opened the door to a portal these bloggers thought was shut: Television and the channel’s online platform. Bloggers have created…

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Beirut’s homeless man needs your help!

Published on:August 30, 2013
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After writing the blog post yesterday on a homeless man who was lying on the streets of Beirut’s Mar Mkhayel, bleeding and with a severe case of gangrene, several good Samaritans responded. The man who was identified as Roger Dahan was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment, but he still has a long way to go. A facebook page has been launched to provide further help for Mr…

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Beirut Man Covered in Blood Pleads for Help

Published on:August 29, 2013
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This photo was found on social media platforms today posted by Lara Hussein who said: “This old homeless guy has been lying on the pavement at the end of Mar Mkhayel for 2 hours covered in blood and in the sun. We called the Red Cross, who said no hospital would take him.. We called 112 they said they will see what to do. Nothing so far. His feet have…

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Fukushima, Syria and Miley Cyrus’ Tongue

Published on:August 29, 2013
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While we were sleeping…….

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Its not a Beirut River Monster, just another highly endangered native species

Published on:August 26, 2013
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A video that has gone viral today purporting a marine animal mistakenly thought of as not native to Lebanon or the Mediterranean in the Beirut River has drawn the curiosity of the “sharers’” as to what the animal was. An unusually round shaped head with a short trunk surfacing up the murky waters of the overly polluted river may indicate at first glance a severely mutated crocodile perhaps. The video’s title: “Strange…

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Lebanese anchor weeps Tripoli live on Int’l News channel

Published on:August 26, 2013
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  Raawa Kalsina, an anchor for the Arabic version of France 24 appears to be difficultly holding back tears as she reads newspaper headlines in the days that followed Tripoli’s twin blasts. Raawa, a native of the northern Lebanese city now lives in Paris, in line with her job with France 24. Her tears go to show how expatriates or Lebanese living abroad are just as disheartened as the people…

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Lebanese Reporter unfairly depicted as vain “make-up” woman

Published on:August 26, 2013
Photo courtesy of AP

Although an AP AFP photojournalist captioned this photo under “Lebanese young woman puts on make up surrounded by vehicles that were damaged in a bombing outside Al-Taqwa mosque on August 24 (AFP)” I just wanna add that the woman in this picture is a reporter. She is fixing her ‘image’ right before a live transmission or a Piece to Camera shot. Sadly in this part of the world where competent journalists…

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Little girl becomes overnight star after interrupting news anchor’s live broadcast

Published on:August 22, 2013
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A video portraying Moroccan news anchor Lena Alwash interrupted during a live broadcast by her young daughter who ran onto the set to hand over her mother’s cellphone has gone viral on social media platforms.

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