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· March, 2008

Stories about Lebanon from March, 2008

Lebanon: On censorship

Beirut Spring posts about “good censorship” versus “bad censorship” and on the difference between censoring the Da Vinci Code and censoring Persepolis in Lebanon.

Lebanon: Genetic origins of Lebanese

A genetic study on Lebanese origins reveals chromosomes left by Phoenicians, Crusaders and Arabs, reports finkployd in detail.

Lebanon: Un-Banning “Persepolis”

“French Minister welcomed the news that Lebanon decided to reverse the ban on “Persepolis,” the award-winning animated film …” reports Bilad Ash Sham.

Lebanon: Banning “Persepolis”

“Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Persepolis’ [the movie] is the latest victim of our very “intellectual” General Security Censorship Department,” writes Bachir Habib

Lebanon: Facebook Suicide

SLH shares this letter that he sent to his “facebook friends” explaining the reasons behind his decision to leave Facebook forever and to “rejoin real world interaction”.

Lebanon: Desperate People

“This country is a factory that produces and exports desperate people,” says Tantalus about Lebanon.

Lebanon: Easter Morning

Diamond in Sunlight shares with us her Easter Morning in Beirut.

Lebanon: On Affiliation

Tantalus shares his sarcasm about the “Lebanese tradition of affiliating with anything but [their] country…”

Lebanon: Presidential Election and Foreign Intervention

Lebanon is now in its fifth month without a president. Political bickering between different parties has reached dangerous levels to the extent that there is a genuine fear of civil...

Egypt: A Lebanese in Egypt – From Occupation to Liberation

One day, she felt humiliated, and the next, liberated. This is the story of Layal El Katib, a Lebanese Blogger who lived in Egypt for a while, brought to us...

Lebanon: At the Lebanese-Syrian border

Returning to Lebanon after a trip to Syria, Bech shares his experience with the officials at the Lebanese side of the border.

Lebanon: Dutch embassy without flag

“Since a couple of days, The Dutch embassy in Beirut has stopped flying its flag,” reports Harald Doornbos from Beirut.

Lebanon: Lack of interest

“To be completely honest with you, I’m having a sudden lack of interest in Lebanese affairs these days… It could be a serious case of disillusionment about Lebanon and its...

Lebanon: Solidere demolishes synagogue

“The last witnesses to Beirut's architectural heritage and to the once-thriving Lebanese Jewish community in Wadi Abu-Jmil fall to the bulldozers of Saad Hariri's Solidere,” writes Hanibaal.

Lebanon: Hanging on

Marillionlb shares the story of a middle aged man who is keeping his faith in Lebanon despite the odds and hardships.

Iraq at Five: The World Reacts

Today, March 19, marks five years of "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Initially a plan to oust Saddam Hussein and "end the war before it started," the war in Iraq continues to...

Christians in Iraq

French-Lebanese blogger Frencheagle writes about the assassination of the Bishop of Mosul and the plight of Christians in Iraq [Fr].

Lebanon: Khiam Prison

Bech writes about the torture and daily activities of a Lebanese ex-prisoner who spent five years in the Israeli controlled Khiam prison during Israel's occupation of South Lebanon.

Lebanon: March 14, Three Years Later

“Just when you thought our political gasbags had run out of hot air, there’s more,” says JoseyWales about the “Very Important Document” expected to be announced by “the Cedar Revolution”...

Lebanon: Arab Summit in Syria

Jeha's Nail shares his sarcasm about Syria's invitation for Lebanon to attend the Arab Summit.

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