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Moussa Bashir · March, 2008

I live in Beirut, Lebanon, where I work in education as a Head of Division and as a physics teacher. I'm married and blessed with two kids. My personal blog and twitter.

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Latest posts by Moussa Bashir from March, 2008

Lebanon: On censorship

Beirut Spring posts about “good censorship” versus “bad censorship” and on the difference between censoring the Da Vinci Code and censoring Persepolis in Lebanon.

Lebanon: Genetic origins of Lebanese

A genetic study on Lebanese origins reveals chromosomes left by Phoenicians, Crusaders and Arabs, reports finkployd in detail.

Lebanon: Un-Banning “Persepolis”

“French Minister welcomed the news that Lebanon decided to reverse the ban on “Persepolis,” the award-winning animated film …” reports Bilad Ash Sham.

Lebanon: Banning “Persepolis”

“Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Persepolis’ [the movie] is the latest victim of our very “intellectual” General Security Censorship Department,” writes Bachir Habib

Lebanon: Facebook Suicide

SLH shares this letter that he sent to his “facebook friends” explaining the reasons behind his decision to leave Facebook forever and to “rejoin real world interaction”.

Lebanon: Desperate People

“This country is a factory that produces and exports desperate people,” says Tantalus about Lebanon.

Lebanon: Easter Morning

Diamond in Sunlight shares with us her Easter Morning in Beirut.

Lebanon: On Affiliation

Tantalus shares his sarcasm about the “Lebanese tradition of affiliating with anything but [their] country…”

Lebanon: Presidential Election and Foreign Intervention

Lebanon is now in its fifth month without a president. Political bickering between different parties has reached dangerous levels to the extent that there is a genuine fear of civil...

Lebanon: At the Lebanese-Syrian border

Returning to Lebanon after a trip to Syria, Bech shares his experience with the officials at the Lebanese side of the border.

Lebanon: Dutch embassy without flag

“Since a couple of days, The Dutch embassy in Beirut has stopped flying its flag,” reports Harald Doornbos from Beirut.

Lebanon: Lack of interest

“To be completely honest with you, I’m having a sudden lack of interest in Lebanese affairs these days… It could be a serious case of disillusionment about Lebanon and its...

Lebanon: Solidere demolishes synagogue

“The last witnesses to Beirut's architectural heritage and to the once-thriving Lebanese Jewish community in Wadi Abu-Jmil fall to the bulldozers of Saad Hariri's Solidere,” writes Hanibaal.

Lebanon: Hanging on

Marillionlb shares the story of a middle aged man who is keeping his faith in Lebanon despite the odds and hardships.

Lebanon: Khiam Prison

Bech writes about the torture and daily activities of a Lebanese ex-prisoner who spent five years in the Israeli controlled Khiam prison during Israel's occupation of South Lebanon.

Lebanon: March 14, Three Years Later

“Just when you thought our political gasbags had run out of hot air, there’s more,” says JoseyWales about the “Very Important Document” expected to be announced by “the Cedar Revolution”...

Lebanon: Arab Summit in Syria

Jeha's Nail shares his sarcasm about Syria's invitation for Lebanon to attend the Arab Summit.

Lebanon: USS Cole in the Neighborhood

The deployment of the US warship USS Cole off the Lebanese coast has added to the nervousness and concern about the political deadlock and stability in Lebanon. The warship is...

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