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· May, 2010

Stories about Lebanon from May, 2010

MENA: Rage after Israel Attacks Gaza-bound Flotilla

Emotions are running high across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), after Israel attacked a peaceful flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to besieged Gaza - and the Twittersphere is ablaze....

Lebanon: Evil challenges against techy women

Lebanese blogger and geek Mir talks about six “evil” challenges women in the IT world face in her latest post.

Lebanon: Elections Vs Football

What's overshadowing the Lebanese municipal elections? Free Thinking Lebanon blames football for stealing its thunder.

Egypt: Rima Fakih – What does religion have to do with it?

Rima Fakih, an Arab Muslim immigrant, won the Miss USA Pageant. There are those who considered her award an Arab victory, those who considered her a Muslim disgrace, and others...

Lebanon: Nationality problem

Farfahinne Kob expressed [Ar] her anger from a contradicting piece of news – where a Lebanese man married to an Israeli woman was able to transfer his nationality to his...

Middle East: “Blood Borders”

Martin W. Lewis from GeoCurrent Event blog reviews Ralph Lewis’ “Blood Borders” article on the idea of a complete reshape of Middle East borders in order to fit more appropriately...

Lebanon: AUB students’ strike against tuition hike

Lebanese Farfahinne reported the students strike that took place at the American University of Beirut (AUB) against a hike in tuition fees.

MENA: International Day Against Homophobia Celebrated

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still a region for concern according to the International Lesbian, Gay,...

Levant: Bloggers start warming up for World Cup 2010

The World Cup will kick off in about three weeks and bloggers across the Levant have already been busy using their keyboards and camera shutters trying to capture the hysteria...

Lebanon: Support the Water Taxi Project

The Beirut Water Taxi Project is a new idea to help reduce congestion on Beirut's busy roads. It is currently being studied by the Lebanese government. Show your support for...

Lebanon: Blogging the elections

Asaad Thibian writes, in Arabic, about the experience that he and almost 20 other bloggers had when covering the municipal elections. He mentions some of the violations that they uncovered...

Lebanon: Those missing since the civil war

Audette spent her last 1,495 days living in a tent in Beirut. She and others who lost their relatives in the civil war were raising awareness about the unknown fate...

Lebanon: More webcomics

Sareen Akharjalian, who describes herself as a programmer by day and a cartoonist by night, shares her takes on issues through cartoons at her blog “Ink on the Side“. This...

Lebanon: Lebanese Bloggers Convention

“Discussing the impact of blogging on the freedom of speech in Lebanon and the effect of blogging on the Lebanese society and culture” is one of the topics on the...

Lebanon: Questionable flag

Beirut Chronicles travels to the village of Bteghrine, north of Beirut, to follow up on rumours of a German flag bearing a swastika hung in the main square. The blog...

Lebanon: Disabled Access

Joeysbox praises a new restaurant that has caught his eye: Ice Beirut, one of the first premier restaurants in Lebanon with full disabled access.

An Egyptian lynched in Lebanon

Mohamed Mossallam, an Egyptian accused of murdering an elderly couple and their two grandchildren as well as raping a 15-year-old girl, has been lynched by the people of the Lebanese...

Lebanon: Bloggers covering elections

“Now here we are, not quite a year later [after the parliamentary elections], and bloggers are getting ministerial permission to cover the vote and dispatching roving teams with Flip cams and...

Lebanon: Lebloggers Organization

“The Lebloggers Organization (Lebanese Bloggers) is the first organized body of bloggers and e-activists in Lebanon. Lebloggers brings together e-activists from diverse backgrounds all around Lebanon within an organized channel/coalition...

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