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Stories about Lebanon

8 July 2014

Ivorian Woman Pushed off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary in Lebanon

A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment following a suspected feud with her sponsor over her salary payment.

9 June 2014

A President for Lebanon? Yes, No, Maybe…What For?

Bloggers and the twittersphere discuss Lebanon's predictable and predicted presidential vacuum following Parliament's failure to elect a new president within the constitutional time frame.

1 May 2014

Lebanese and Migrant Activists target the Kafala system

A campaign is underway in Lebanon to encourage people to speak up against the Kafala (sponsorship) system and the abuse of domestic workers. Here's how some showed their support.

14 April 2014

Syria: From Inventor to Laborer

The story of Ismail al-Shimali exposes the Baathist mechanisms of diminishing any possibility for scientific or cultural development in Syria.

27 March 2014

Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism

People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.

22 March 2014

Six Women Held as Slaves in Southern Lebanon

Ivory Coast-based news site Koaci.com has uncovered the story of six women in southern Lebanon who were kept slavery-like conditions. Lebanese blogger Joey Ayoub draws attention to their plight.

28 February 2014

Lebanese Blogger Discusses Women's Rights with First Lady

Lebanese blogger Mario Macaron sent an open letter addressed to Lebanon's First Lady, Wafaa Sleiman, on the issue of Women's Rights - and got a response, reports Joey Ayoub

18 February 2014

New Lebanese Government met with Skepticism

When Lebanese politicians announced their new government, Lebanon's online community responded with indifference, mockery and skepticism.

14 February 2014

Crowdfunding Campaign to Restore Lebanon's Second Largest Library a Success

Sectarianism aside, 298 donors from all sects raised $35,000 online to help restore a Tripoli library burned down by Islamic fundamentalists in Lebanon.

11 February 2014

In Support of Lebanese Skier Jackie Chamoun

Lebanon's netizens found themselves having to defend Jackie Chamoun, Lebanon's Alpine Skier representative at the Soshi Olympics, after pictures of a past photoshoot in which she posed topless were released...

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