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· May, 2011

Stories about Lebanon from May, 2011

Lebanon: Mapping sexual harassment

An interactive map of incidences of harassment in Lebanon has been launched. Featured testimonies can in no way be considered official, verified or comprehensive; the map shows only personal reports...

Lebanon: Bras for a cause!

Bras for a Cause is the first lingerie design contest of its kind in the Middle East. Launched on May 19th, the initiative aims to raise awareness and support women...

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

Lebanon: “Mabrouk” to Lebanese Women

Rita Chemaly congratulates Lebanese women on recent progress toward gender equality in Lebanese law. Several laws have been modified to grant women more rights in the areas of income tax,...

Lebanon: Getting Typical Directions in Beirut

“Meet me by the church next to the mosque across from the nightclub in Downtown” is a typical direction that you may get in Beirut, according to This is Beirut.

Lebanon: Against Homophobia

LebIDAHO is a new initiative by seven Lebanese LGBT bloggers in preparation for Lebanon’s International Day Against Homophobia. It calls on its readers to write about their personal experiences regarding homophobia.

Lebanon: Home Delivery Shisha

“In Beirut, you just pick up the telephone and order a shisha, or so I discovered!” writes Mich in a post detailing the booming business of delivering shishas (hubble bubble...

Lebanon: A Personal Account from Deadly Border Protest

“In a nutshell, protesters amassed at the border armed with flags, slogans and rocks from the ground, and Israel responded by opening fire and killing nearly a dozen youths” stated Sean in...

Lebanon: Two Marches, Sunday 15 May

Lebanon is witnessing two different marches today, May 15, 2011. The first is the Seculars’ March Towards Secularism taking place in Beirut, and the second is for the right to Return to Palestine taking place in the border village of Maroun el...

Lebanon: Perceptions on Lebanon’s recent protests

Lebanese media outlet Hibr posted the results of a survey taken by 185 people online about the different perspectives that people in Lebanon have about the recent protests which took...

Lebanon: Road Trip to Jezzine

Lebanon-based Dutch blogger Sietske shares her experience (with photos) of her trip with her family to the southern town Jezzine, Lebanon, in this post.

Arab World: Questions and Closure Follow Bin Laden's Death

Saudi terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a United States CIA operation in Abbottage, Pakistan, yesterday. Netizens from around the Arab world have reacted to the news. On...

Morocco: “I Love Kech!”

Marrakech, the main tourist attraction in Morocco, was hit on Thursday by a bomb attack. Bloggers are asking people to send their pictures to show solidarity with the victims of...

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