Stories about Lebanon from October, 2010
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"A gay killer has the passion of a woman and the aggression of a man," states Zaven Kouyoumjian, Lebanese host of Siree Wenfatahet, a program broadcast by Future TV and one of the highest rated TV shows in the Middle East. Following are reactions from the LGBT community in Lebanon on this show and others dealing with the gay community on television.
From Lebanon, The Identity Chef Darine Sabbagh finds a link on her Facebook page asking for information on missing Israeli soldiers and notes: “Now honestly, things like these really make you think twice about your online activity and how your online information can be misused and how you can be...
Shalabieh finds a strange pair of eyes watching her from her neighbour's Beirut balcony.
Jamal Ghosn summarizes why Lebanon is redefining his understanding of what an abyss might look like.
Dr. Abed el Meneem, a Sudanese activist has been on hunger strike at the Sudanese Cultural Club in Beirut for the past eight days. He's demanding the Lebanese authorities and the Sudanese embassy to take action to release of the 17 Sudanese detained in the Lebanese prisons among other things.
“I’ve been wanting to write up some articles about basic arguments we have to face as feminists every day, dealing with stupid questions that are often sexist comments disguised as questions. This time, I decided to do a video rant instead of a written one.” Quoting Nadine Mouawad on Sawt...
Mireille Raad, an IT professional and blogger, shares with us a Lebanese Blogosphere Search Engine Version 0.0000001. She developed this by using the power of Google to give those interested in digging stuff from the Lebanese blogs the ability to find, refine, promote, auto-complete, transliterate, doodle, etc. More may be on the way in the future.