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Lebanese Media and Elections Coverage in UNESCO Book

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese-Iraqi Sharro's scathing comments and biting humor came to mind when I wrote about the media's mixed bag coverage of Lebanon's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections for a just-released UNESCO publication.

How Saudi Arabia's 'Plan B' Became a Game Changer in Syria

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

A source with access to a senior Saudi official who has opted to remain anonymous, reveals that Saudi Arabia has managed to secure wide international -- albeit unannounced -- support for its initiative to end the Syrian crisis.

Lebanese Media Far From Being Accountable

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.06.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The year 2012 stirred up the journalists' syndicate world that had been dormant for several years. It saw the birth (and eclipse) of the audio-visual workers' union and the expanded membership of the Journalists Union that had been an exclusive club for decades.

Lebanese Cabinet Shelves Phone/Net Snooping Request -- For Now?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.20.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

An online clarion call last week halted -- if briefly -- a Lebanese Internal Security Force (ISF) request to poke into mobile phone data sessions, SMS traffic, citizens' browsing logfiles, IP addresses and passwords, chats, emails and apps used in a bid to decipher unsolved crimes.

Remembering the "Dean of Lebanese Journalists"

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.11.2012 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

As Lebanon mourned its "Dean of Journalists" over the weekend, Prime Minister Nagib Mikati was spot-on to suggest that the nation "lost a true national symbol" with the passing of Ghassan Tueni.

Book Review: Michael Young, The Ghosts of Martyrs Square

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The Ghosts of Martyrs Square captures the rise and fall of the democracy frenzy in Lebanon between 2005 and 2009.

Hariri 'Rejects Any Hezbollah Deal' In Upcoming Lebanese Elections

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Saad al-Hariri, the leader of Lebanon's Future movement, has said he will refuse to join a Hezbollah-led coalition government should the Shia party an...

Hariri Assassination Suspects' Release Ordered By UN Tribunal

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Lebanon released four generals held for nearly four years in the 2005 truck-bomb assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri af...