LBCI releases the Aboul Ghadab song

Published on:June 21, 2013
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In light of the protests taking place before al-Nejmeh Square opposing the extension of the Parliament’s mandate LBC decided to remix a song using samples from the famous speech by Aboul Ghadab.

In light of the protests taking place before al-Nejmeh Square opposing the extension of the Parliament’s mandate LBC decided to remix a song using samples from the famous speech by Aboul Ghadab


VIDEO: Police brutality in Beirut…No Comment

Published on:June 21, 2013
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Civil society activists staged a sit-in before the parliament square yesterday to protest the extension of the parliaments mandate…and this is the force with which they were met…I wonder why security apparatuses do not use such force with real thugs. No Comment.

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Date: 6pm tonight, Place: Nejmeh Square – Take Back Parliament!

Published on:June 20, 2013
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Civil society activists are calling for a massive demonstration to be held tonight at 6 pm before parliament’s Nejmeh Square in protest of the extension of parliament’s mandate which expires today. Be there if you believe in change and if you believe that you deserve to change your representatives!

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@Jeanassy placed under house arrest

Published on:June 18, 2013
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A Lebanese citizen and tweep who goes by the name @Jeanassy was called in for questioning today for having tweeted some sort of unfavorable remark regarding Lebanese President Michel Sleiman [ @SleimanMichel ]

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Sex, drugs and politics at the US state department – Beirut Edition

Published on:June 13, 2013
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A leaked internal document obtained by the US media outlet CBS said some state department staff in both Beirut and Baghdad, some of whom were directly working with ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, regularly solicited sex workers and trafficked drugs. “The memo obtained by CBS News cited eight specific examples. Among them: allegations that a State Department security official in Beirut “engaged in sexual assaults” on foreign nationals hired as embassy…

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Chiclets in Lebanon no more, I’ll take my 250 Lira back, Thank You

Published on:June 6, 2013
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Over 100 Lebanese employees will soon be out of job. That’s 100 families directly affected by the closure of the Cadbury Adams factory in Lebanon located in the Zouk Mikail area. 370 families will also entail heavy financial losses as an indirect result of the factory’s termination. These families who rely on the famous Lebanese household item, Chiclets, to bring in a meager income during tough economic times will soon…

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Video depicting extremely violent police brutality against Turkish protesters

Published on:June 5, 2013
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As a follow up post to the events currently taking place in Turkey, here is a youtube video depicting the overly brutal police crackdown on the protesters, mostly young Turks and students, on the several streets across the country.

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Sleiman to the rescue of veteran actress Amalia Abi Saleh, stranded outside Lebanese hospitals

Published on:June 5, 2013
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Amalia Abi Saleh can no longer walk. This after an accident that occurred four months ago where she fell heavily to the floor. Watch the LBCI report here The legendary Lebanese comedian is now being denied medical attention because she has governmental Health Ministry insurance (that says a lot about the system itself, which I will leave for another post). Amalia did it right, voicing her plight via social media platforms which soon…

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Study warns Med coast, Lebanon, of sharp rise of jellyfish population this summer

Published on:June 5, 2013
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Swarms of jellyfish spotted in the Mediterranean Sea were enough to prompt early warnings of an explosion in the population of the venomous sea creatures across the shores of the coastline. Global warming and overfishing seem to be the main instigators of the population increase in the said sea; a predecessor to what may a global maritime catastrophe. A report issued by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and…

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LBCI’s response to Nemr Abou Nassar’s video

Published on:June 4, 2013
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Many of you rightfully expect LBCI’s transparent and honest answer to Mr. Abou Nassar’s video. Like most would agree, LBCI succeeded in exporting Lebanon to the world with unparalleled levels of professionalism. This did not happen by coincidence or magic, but as the result of the perseverant work of hundreds of professionals. And it happened because we believe in our country, in its talents, and in all men and women…

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Turkish Edition

Published on:June 3, 2013
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Violence has flared in Istanbul between a group of demonstrators and police on the fourth day of protests set off by a brutal police crackdown of what began as a peaceful environmental protest. View the story “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Turkish Edition ” on Storify

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Rest in peace, Parliament

Published on:May 31, 2013
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Amid the frustration & demonstration of civil society activists, parliamentarians made their way to Nejmeh Square where a law to extend the current parliament’s mandate until the 20th of November 2014 was passed. Tomatoes were hurled at several convoys in Beirut, but to no avail…the law was passed

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UPDATE + ANSWER: What is going to happen at 4pm today in Beirut?

Published on:May 29, 2013
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Social media enthusiasts are all currently posting the same question, “what is going to happen at 4pm today in Beirut?” On the 4pm mark the following was published: Eight prominent bloggers from the Lebanese online scene are launching a virtual mock electoral campaign in retaliation to what they say is the mockery of an entire nation. The bloggers Hanin al-Siddique, Ali Fakhri, Salim al-Lawzi, Imad Bazzi, Zeinab Abdul Satter, Omar…

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Salah Tizani, aka Abou Salim, sends a message to Tripoli via LBCBlogs

Published on:May 27, 2013
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View the story “Salah Tizani, aka Abou Salim, sends a message to Tripoli via LBCBlogs” on Storify

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Hamburgers for life reward to man who helped kidnap victims

Published on:May 24, 2013
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In a follow up story on the man who became a hero a few backs in Ohio after rescuing three women held for a decade in a dungeon as sex slaves, Charles Ramsey will no longer have to worry about a meal in his life.

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Brazilian base jumper hits Beirut hotel

Published on:May 23, 2013
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A Brazilian tourist jumped from the balcony of his hotel room in what appears to look like the Ramleh Baydah area.

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Let’s play a game, Traboulsi style

Published on:May 23, 2013
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Whenever the phrase “I wanna play a game” comes to mind, I automatically imagine the villain from the psych-horror film SAW.

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Abou el Ghadab takes social media platforms by storm

Published on:May 22, 2013
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In the midst of the mire that is Tripoli, LBCI caught the rage of a local who vented all his anger targeting the Lebanese ruling strata.

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HAIR: Lebanese Style

Published on:May 20, 2013
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If only our politicians can let their hair down to the beat of peace, love and human understanding. But since that’s not as profitable as bickering, we present to them the following blog as a tribute to their hard work.

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It’s a dog, no a bunny! It’s Berri’s Dunny!

Published on:May 16, 2013
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It’s a bunny, no it’s a dog, no it’s a dog with bunny ears… Well whatever it is, it may just be simpler than Speaker Nabih Berri’s new law proposal. According to my interpretation or “weak” attempt at trying to understand the law, Berri’s proposal goes as follows: 64 Christian and Muslim deputies will be elected on the basis of the Orthodox Gathering law, while the remaining 64 deputies will…

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Open letter to “Super Geek” via Minister Sehnaoui

Published on:May 15, 2013
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As posted in yesterday’s blog [So is blogging dead? Super Geek begs to differ] I mentioned how Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui announced the latest addition to the Lebanese online community hailed as “Super Geek”. According to the Minister’s short announcement via Instagram, “Super Geek is a young Lebanese Geek turned Super Hero… His Mission is to lead the Young Lebanese Digital Lobby to instill change in Lebanon and the World……

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So is blogging dead? Super Geek begs to differ

Published on:May 14, 2013
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On Tuesday evening Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui put tweeps and facebook followers in a state of suspense for a grueling hour or so, until I personally lost interest. Notwithstanding, I finally caught up with the news, thanks to those who blogged about it.

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Yalla 3al batata yalla 3al intikhabet: The Fouad Boutros Highway

Published on:May 13, 2013
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If you are an avid blog follower or just a facebook regular, then you have probably heard of the Fouad Boutros Highway; a project which has recently been given the green light to rip the heart of Beirut to pieces, literally.

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Arms for the dead? When hearses tell the story of law #174

Published on:May 10, 2013
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Civil society activists organized a demonstration on Hamra Street Friday morning whereby a number of funerary vehicles were driven through the street. The activists also held banners denouncing the lack of compliance with the law banning smoking in public places.

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Using trees as a light source

Published on:May 8, 2013
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Science fiction could soon become a reality with glowing plants lighting our streets instead of light bulbs.

Watch the video below for more details.

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The 7th of May means a lot of things to a lot of people…

Published on:May 7, 2013
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The 7th of May means a lot of things to a lot of people…

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Why the hatred? Marwan Charbel is right!

Published on:May 3, 2013
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It wasn’t long after Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel made those famous remarks rejecting, nay criminalizing homosexuality in Lebanon that the online community reacted fiercely.

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Labor Day, Shmador day…A salute to all those working

Published on:May 1, 2013
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While the many of you are taking a well-deserved day off, and rightfully so, the select few (such as myself) have gone off to work since news never takes a holiday.

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The SMA’s are over! Let’s blog all about it

Published on:April 30, 2013
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It was almost 2 years ago when I really began to understand the power of social media and its worldwide effects.

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Lebanon marks IndependAnce day…again…and again

Published on:April 26, 2013
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As tweeps, facebookers, bloggers, politicians countrywide celebrate (or curse) the day the Syrian troops withdrew from Lebanon on the 26th of April, 2005, please allow me this short rant to burst your bubble.

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