Many have asked if the revolts taking place across Lebanon will succeed. But they have already succeeded at taking away the ruling politicians’ most powerful weapon: the microphone.
Extraordinary scenes are unfolding on Lebanese television, a freedom of speech and confrontation with power that may not be found in the most democratic Western countries.
Read this piece I wrote for Al Jazeera “An open mic revolution in Lebanon” to get a sense of what is being said on air and why it’s so important. On Twitter, you can also follow @beirutreport and @habib_b for live updates and live videos on the situation.