Month: September 2016

Total 8 Posts

For Lebanon’s elderly ongoing garbage crisis a tight noose

For 86-year-old Adib Nouwar, Lebanon’s garbage crisis is a matter of life and death; any irritation induced by the slightest of elements –even the smell of fried food and dust—can be enough to trigger a respiratory fit as his lungs struggle from years of pollution and stress. Under the weight

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Lebanon’s apple farmers fear planned poverty, economic migration

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has become the butt of social media jokes after he suggested international organizations assist Lebanon in finding a market for the country’s produce at the UN General Assembly in New York last week. The man, who is no stranger to controversy mainly due to what

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The dolphin deaths and why we are all responsible

Over the weekend social media was set ablaze after the photos of a dead dolphin, which was discovered on Tabarja beach, north of Beirut, were published on APAF, a local animal rescue group’s Facebook page. Animals Pride and Freedom (APAF) said the marine mammal was found killed overnight Saturday in

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Custody battle highlights Lebanese Security Forces’ incompetence in domestic violence cases

A Lebanese woman, identified as Lina Kh., was reportedly held against her will by her ex-husband and several armed men in her matrimonial home in the town of al-Ghinneh on Thursday night after she had arrived in the company of two police officers, an attorney and a priest assigned by

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Kfarabida: The invaluable sea, the wounds of war, and development

Many of you have heard of the endeavored usurpation of the Kfarabida beach by now. In fact the Newsroom Nomad has mentioned it quite a few times in a blog post, and on our various social media pages. We also joined civil society groups and environmentalists who headed to the

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The rape blame games: Lebanese lawmaker Elie Marouni pins responsibility on women  

“There are certain places, and certain times where [we must ask] what role women play in leading men to rape.” With this shocking statement, Lebanese MP Elie Marouni countered questions directed at him during a conference organized by the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL) on Wednesday, according to a report

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We, the Lebanese, have a lot to learn from the Native Americans

Thousands of Native Americans are currently engaged in massive protests against the North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in what is being called the largest gathering of First Nations tribes in over a century. These under-reported protests, which have been going on for the past months near the Standing Rock Sioux

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Solar power to the people: S. Lebanon women’s cooperative eyes renewable energy

Lebanon is in the midst of a reemerging waste crisis, but this isn’t stopping some groups from making the switch to renewable energy. In a sense, and amid the surrounding chaos and sheer incompetence of the Lebanese authorities, this can be seen as an act of rebellion; an act whose

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