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Policing the unpoliceable?

How hard is it to be a Lebanese cop? Can laws be enforced when law enforcement live in fear of losing their jobs? I...

Hamra is back to normal except…

... for the "Hawker" private security guard staring and squinting at me while taking this picture (because I haven't shaved?) comes rushing toward me...

Happy (lawless) birthday

The Lebanese police are celebrating their 153rd anniversary. At a commemoration event, the head of the force pledged officers would continue to serve all...

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...

The Caves and Pools of Dalieh: Endangered?

Ah the post card image of Raouche. Now imagine it surrounded by a giant fenced off marina, full of concrete structures and gas guzzling...

Texting and driving… a bus

Watch the video below as this bus driver barely looks at the highway while texting for almost 20 seconds: The video was shot by my...

Journalists and bloggers defy press crackdown

This column was first published in the April issue of Bold Magazine A Thirst For Silence By Habib Battah  Conflict in Lebanon is often analyzed through the lens...

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,...

Dubai creative chill

Dubai’s Creative Chill This column first appeared in the March issue of Bold Magazine THE ARRESTS OF SHEZANNE CASSIM AND DOZENS OF OTHERS OVER INNOCUOUS SOCIAL...

Boobs over sport. Is Jackie really a hero?

Lebanese skier posed nude on the public slopes for photographer Prince Hubertus.By now everyone has heard of Jackie Chamoun--not because she is the lone...

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