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522’s abolishment is a win, but the devil is in the details

The last I addressed Article 522 on Newsroom Nomad was back in December 2016, when local media mistakingly reported that said article of the penal code was abolished. Back then, a proposal introduced and approved by the Administration and Justice Committee parliamentary committee to scrap said article was passed to Parliament,

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Addressing Lebanon’s waste problem, starting with our smartphones

This post was written by guest contributor Michael J. Oghia. Michael is a Belgrade-based independent consultant, researcher, and editor working within the Internet governance ecosystem, specifically focusing on sustainable access and the relationship between the Internet, the environment, and sustainability. Twitter: @mikeoghia Like many of you who follow Nadine’s work,

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Beirut cuts down trees, activists up in arms

A recent decision of urban tree removal by the Beirut municipality in Msaitbeh over the weekend has solicited vehement condemnation from online activists and the social media community at large. On its face, the removal of trees, if unwarranted, seems to be the latest instance of unsustainable municipal ethics, one

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42 years on: We commemorate the start of the war, but not its end

42 years ago, the Lebanese civil war started. 27 years ago, we were told it ended. For 27 years we’ve been commemorating the start of the civil war on April 13th, but not its end. Strange, no? Some say it’s because it never really ended. Others say it’s because the main players

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