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Fiber on the way?

Late last year I noticed a couple of technicians from Ogero-- the state agency that runs the country's telecom network-- surveying a street in...

Dora goes solar

After years of darkness it seems the northern suburbs of Beirut will finally be lit up at night. Like most highways in Lebanon, the...

Get in touch with your MPs now

Screen Shot of Nouweb siteOne of the best ways to hold government accountable is to get in touch with your representatives and let them...

Unlimited internet in Lebanon, could it be true?

Source: Social Media ExchangeThe chart above is a supposed leaked copy of the new internet rates passed in parliament last week. Astonishingly, it says...

Unpacking the Arab Tech Boom

The word entrepreneur has become ubiquitous in talk about the future of Arab business. Some have even claimed a quiet economic revolution is at...

Journalistic dilemmas: cakes, priests and the presidency

In journalism school, there are debates about what a reporter can ethically accept from a source. Gifts and even lunch are usually strictly forbidden,...

Jordan’s internet up to 250 times faster than Lebanon

I'm in Jordan this week for the action-packed annual Arab bloggers conference organized by Global Voices Online. Needless to say, I haven't had much...

Al Jadeed journalists freed

That's Riad Kobessi, an investigative journalist and one of three Al Jadeed TV crew members who were savagely beaten by Lebanese Customs security today. A...

Technology in the camp

On my recent trip to a Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley, I was struck by a Wifi router rising above the squalid...

A minister on trial

It's not every day that you get to see a Lebanese minister pleading his case in court. But it probably should be everyday considering...

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