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· December, 2010

Stories about Lebanon from December, 2010

Tunisia: The Cry of Protestors Echoes Around the World

The cries of Tunisians, protesting against corruption and joblessness for the past two weeks, is gathering momentum on the World Wide Web. Netizens from around the world are rallying behind...

Lebanon: Stop Honking

Lebanese drivers are renowned for ‘honking.’ Cal Perry tweets: “Dear #Beirut … honk more. Seriously … lay on that car horn more. I can't hear you.”

Lebanon: Not equal in life and in death

“Even after death, the Lebanese laws do not consider people equal…” states Rita Chemaly.

Lebanon: Year's Review of the Lebanese Blogosphere

Liliane, at Lebanon Aggregator, rounds up 2010 with facts and figures about the Lebanese Blogosphere. They include new blogs, the range of subjects covered, who turned their blogs into books, activities...

Lebanon: One in Every Four Lebanese is on Facebook

Facebook users in Lebanon will soon reach 1 million, which means 1 out of 4 Lebanese currently has a Facebook account. That’s pretty good given that we have the fifth...

Lebanon: One Wig Stand for Cancer Awareness

One Wig Stand is an awareness project that shares the stories of women battling breast cancer in Lebanon. The author explains that the site is not a sappy one intended to...

Lebanon: Where the “presidency” checks your Gmail

Lebanese blogger Mir was surprised when she was alerted by Gmail of an unusual activity in her account; where an IP mapped to presidency.gov.lb accessed her account at 3am. She...

Lebanon in the eyes of an Iranian photo-blogger

Mohmmad Reza Hassani is an Iranian professional photographer and photo-blogger who has lived and worked since 2009 in Lebanon. His photo blog has become a source to discover Iran-related affairs...

Lebanon: Israeli espionage devices disabled

“Lebanese Army moved to locate and disable various espionage devices planted by Israeli agents in Lebanese mountainous areas,” reports As'ad AbuKhalil here.

Lebanon: Billboards After the Storm

Beirut Drive-by Shooting, a blog specialized in photographing billboards around Lebanon, has images of the devastating effect that the storm which hit Lebanon last week had on some billboards.

Lebanon: Wikileaks for Children

“Don't worry, you do resemble your mom. She's just been plucked, bleached, and had a lot of plastic surgery,” says Says Sareen, in one of her four witty comics entitled “Wiki-leaks...

Lebanon: Delicious Zaatar Batons

Here's the recipe for making delicious zaatar (thyme) sticks, in addition to links about zaatar and other Lebanese food that can easily be made at home.

Lebanon: Blogger Farfahinne's First Arrest

Lebanese human rights activist and blogger Farfahinne shares her story of getting arrested by the Lebanese security forces when she tried to enter the Palestinian refugees camp "Nahr al-Bared" in...

Lebanon: What are people wondering about?

Lebanese geek and blogger Mir is surprised by the Google search suggestions that she found while she was using the localized www.google.com.lb and posted her findings in her latest contribution...

Lebanon: Forest Fires Rage

“…over 100 fires were reported between 4 and 7 pm yesterday. There’s still a fire going on in the region of Fatri, one in Baabda closing on the Jamhour electricity station...

Lebanon: Blogging Lebanon Ends

“Overall, the event was successful and beneficial for most audience members. Many students have expressed their interest in starting their own blogs or improving their existing ones” – with this...

Lebanon: Sensational Wikileaks Scandal Sparks Debate

While Wikileaks are yet to release the bulk of the 2,045 US diplomatic cables it holds on Lebanon, the few it has thus far leaked have stirred the blogosphere. Bloggers...

MENA: The Social Media Scene in the Middle East

The Huffington Post‘s Arianna Huffington shares her views on the social media scene in the Middle East here.

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