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· December, 2009

Stories about Lebanon from December, 2009

Lebanon: Beirut Drive-by Shooting

With a camera in hand, Lebanese blogger “Beirut Drive-By Shooting” brings you outdoor advertisements from Beirut – to enjoy or suffer along with them.

Global: Tweeting for #Gaza

In honor of the one-year anniversary of Israel's attacks on Gaza in December 2008, a number of activists have planned a targeted "tweet for Gaza" campaign on Twitter. Jillian C....

Lebanon: Don't Break the Egg!

The Beirut City Centre Dome, better known as "The Egg" has been threatened with demolition since 2006. Bloggers have been launching emotional appeals to save it from being destroyed. Katharine...

Israel: Dreaming of a Utopic Middle East

An Italian born gentile living in Jerusalem, Shiksa's Laura Chiesa dreams of a utopic Middle East. “Call me naive, but I caught myself more than once daydreaming about the time...

Lebanon: Fun(d)raising

A group of Lebanese bloggers decided to draw smiles on the faces of underprivileged kids by getting them toys for Christmas. Fun(d)raising is the name of their project and they're...

Sudan/Lebanon: Sudanese blogger's impression of Lebanon

Sudanese Thinker writes about his impression of Lebanon where he is attending 2nd Arab Bloggers Summit: “I arrived in Beirut yesterday with a crapload of misconceptions about Lebanon and its...

Lebanon: Queer Parenting

Lily, a guest writer at queer Arab magazine bekhsoos explores queer parenting in Lebanon.

Syria: At the Second Arab Bloggers Meet

Italian Donatella Della Ratta, who lives in Syria, attended the Second Arab Bloggers meeting, which just ended in Beirut, and here are her observations.

Tweets from Beirut: Day Two of the Arab Bloggers Workshop

The second day of the Arab Bloggers Workshop kicked off with a presentation about Herdict Web, a site which uses crowdsourcing to gather reports of Internet filtering from users around...

Young Leaders from Sweden and Middle East in Dialogue

Last month, the Swedish Institute in Paris hosted a meeting of 26 young people from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Sweden to improve dialogue between opinion...

Arab World: Reactions to the Swiss Ban on Minarets

On Sunday, November 29, 57.5% of Swiss voters approved a ban on the construction of new minarets atop mosques, paving the way for a constitutional amendment. The ban has sparked...

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