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The violent face of real estate development in Lebanon

An LBC camera crew has become the latest victim of violent Lebanese real estate companies seizing the country's diminishing natural shores, destroying essential ecosystems...

Join events this week to help save Beirut heritage sites

Beirut activists are fighting hard to preserve two of the city's key heritage sites and you can support them by attending a series of...

Beirut’s stolen coast and the growing fight to get it back

Activists have put together this great new video looking at how Beirut's natural rocky coastline has basically been stolen from the public, destroyed and...

Inside Beit Beirut

Beit Beirut, Lebanon's first memory museum, is finally getting ready to open its doors. After at least a decade in delays, restoration work on...

Game of Drones

The eight-month old battle between the Lebanese state and anti-corruption activists has taken many forms: from street protests and occupying government buildings–met with tear...

How the historic Adloun coast is becoming “Nabih Berri Port”

After several weeks of organizing and documentation by activists, the minister of environment has called for a halt to a port project that threatens...

A new era for Lebanese journalism?

As 2015 comes to a close, it's important to look back at the ways the Lebanese press behaved unexpectedly this year, confronting state power like...

Abou Rakhousa and the politics of poverty

  I'm hearing a lot of people say street protests are dying out in Beirut, though there are more demonstrations planned this week. Whatever the...

Urban intervention at Boutros Road

Following resistance to a municipal plan to create a highway that would bulldoze a historic part of Beirut, architects and urban professionals are now...

When a state fears protests, not militias

The passing away of Zahle MP Elias Skaff last week after a "long (unspecified) illness" has opened an unexpected window into the workings of...

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