Archive for the ‘Activism’ Category

Here are what some bloggers are writing about StopLira: English: Brian, Lilianne, Najib, Khodr, Joseph, Mustapha Arabic: Imad,  Tony French: Hala


Live Lebanon, a one-of-its-kind U.N. Development Program project strives to revolve Lebanese expatriates to channel money from abroad to help development projects in Lebanon. This reminds me of an endeavor the innercircle promoted back in ’09 with Team Lebanon on Kiva. Fadi Salameh is the Institutional Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP Live Lebanon, representing the Live Lebanon […]


Are you aged between 24 and 35? Do you fancy the Stephen Colbert’s persona? Are you a fan of the absurdity of the Onion News Network, or the humour of Family Guy? Got a Beyrouthi accent? Can speak French & English? As long as you’re Lebanese, with the characteristics above, and is genuinely able to […]


Après sept mois de préparation, LIBALEL, projet de webdocumentaire dédié à la jeune scène artistique libanaise pose ses valises à Beyrouth ! L’occasion de vous présenter le chemin déjà parcouru et celui qu’il reste à tracer. Ces sept premiers mois de travail ont été ceux d’un important travail d’exploration de la scène artistique libanaise. Pour questionner la teneur des […]


The caves of Jeita’s grotto became closer this week to becoming one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is a historical moment that a Lebanese natural site is competing with the most important natural beauty locations in the world like the Grand Canyon and the Amazon Forest. – Coordinator of the […]


Si vous n’avez pas encore remarqué, les emplois en Génie logiciel & Biotech sont les domaines les plus en demande dans les 2 prochaines décennies, ou meme plus. Si vous êtes dans votre adolescence, l’Inner Circle vous suggère fortement l’étude des matériaux dans le développement de logiciels et de conception. Lynda.com, W3Schools, codecademy.com, La Ferme du Web et Google sont d’excellents resources pour vous aider à démarrer. Si vous n’êtes pas en mesure de payer pour les abonnements, veuillez envoyer un courriel à thelebaneseinnercircle@gmail.com et nous allons essayer autant que possible pour vous aider à obtenir un compte avec Lynda.com. Prenez note que les didacticiels vidéo sont en anglais. Faire suivre […]


I’ve been recently introduced to a great Lebanese blog, full of articles and quality video content. I strongly encourage checking out trella.org.


Mr. Kamal G. Merheb is a Lebanese Ph.D student at Skema France. He is conducting a survey on “The Lebanese Brain Drain in Project Management field” between 1975 and 2008. You are kindly requested to help him by filling in the survey form. Please click the link to participate: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KWQMK57 Thank you for your collaboration


After leading the tally for weeks, Julian Assange has come out on top in Time magazine’s online poll asking readers who should be 2010’s “Person of the Year.” Out of a total 1,249,425 votes, Assange won 382,020, more than twice as many votes as the second place winner, Recep Tayyip Ergodan, prime minister of Turkey. […]


Hind Hobeika, 22 ans, ingénieur mécanique, a été sélectionnée grâce à sa surprenante invention : des « goggles » (lunettes de plongée) capables de mesurer la fréquence cardiaque du nageur pour en améliorer la performance. Sélectionnée parmi 7.000 candidats, Hind a réussi toutes les étapes pour se placer parmi les 4 finalistes dont elle est […]


For Immediate Release: 4 hours ago, two new applications have been released to the App Store. Lebanon Directory and Lebanese Car Plate Directory are applications that are the epitome of privacy breaches. The Ministry of Interior exclusively controls data regarding license plate numbers, while the Ministry of Telecommunications is responsible for data regarding phone numbers. When […]


The Ministère de l’Environment has published a campaign concerning our precious shores. Bahr Loubnan is an association formed in Lebanon in December 2002 following a report on the dramatic consequences of the pollution of our Earth, and deep reflection on our environment. Take a moment to read an open letter by Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.


Back in 2007, Lebanese students in Montréal launched after much realisation, a need for a Lebanese Student Federation. Tollab – serves as an umbrella for the rest of the associations, it prospers based on the idea that it was formed through an LSA initiative. Committed to facilitating Lebanese students’ stay in Montreal, while safeguarding their cultural […]


Our government announced on Saturday that it would set up a fund and opening a special account at the country’s central bank to bankroll a plan to build up the poorly-equipped Lebanese army. Defense Minister Elias al-Murr said the government would debate a draft three-year armament plan, adding that a civilian commission would be named […]


Occupation, édification du mur, colonisation, spoliations, accaparement de Jérusalem… Plus que jamais, le gouvernement israélien est dans le déni total des droits des Palestiniens et noyé dans sa politique de la force. Dans l’opinion publique des principaux pays alliés d’Israël, cette situation est de plus en plus dénoncée et les initiatives menées par la société […]


C’est le grand jour, 2000 eleves seront à 10h au Place De L’etoile et des centaines d’autres batteront les tambours dans toutes les villes libanaises, dans leur école. Bonne chance à eux dans leur message de Paix pour un Liban Vert! L’événement sera retransmis en direct par satellite à travers le monde : NOURSAT – […]


Sit-in à Paris pour soutenir la « laïcité au Liban » Dimanche 25 avril 2010 à 11h Parvis des droits de l’homme – Place du Trocadéro (Paris XVIe) Le dimanche 25 avril 2010, des citoyens libanais et des ONG œuvrant pour une société civile laïque défileront à Beyrouth pour revendiquer l’égalité des droits et des […]


A smoking ban in public places is expected to take effect within a year, George Saadeh, head of the National Tobacco Control Program announced at a debate on tobacco control held at American University Beirut (AUB) Tuesday. “There is at present a bitter political discussion raging about when the ban should become law,” Saadeh said. […]


Telecoms Minister Charbel Nahas announced Saturday that fiber optics will be launched in the coming weeks in Lebanon which will provide subscribers with easy access to international calls as well as an increase in Internet speeds to all subscribers by 10 to 20 percent. Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place […]


Marcel Ghanem’s Kalam el Nass traveled all the way accross the globe to shed light on the bright Lebanese Expatriates residing in Australia. Promoting strengthened bonds between the peoples of Australia and Lebanon and the advancement of the Australian Lebanese community, a flagrant and affluent dinner was held by the Lebanese Australian Foundation, and Marie Roslyn […]


After March 8, March 11 and March 14 – comes March 18th. Not sure who this time is behind it, but the cause sounds virtuous. The March 18 Movement was born out of a tragedy. On this day in 2009, Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, Iranian blogger and journalist, died in Evin Prison in Tehran. We have chosen […]


Taxi drivers and restaurants that charge tourists above the odds were in the firing line Friday as Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud vowed to reform Lebanon’s tourism sector. Abboud, who has been in post for almost two months, said he aimed to ensure that “tourists feel at ease the minute they come to the country.” “I […]


Israel took the liberty of beating Lebanon’s Hummus Record in order to classify Hummus as an Israeli dish. the nerve … We have no objection that other people do hummus but they should know that it is Lebanese. They (Israelis) should find a name other than ‘hummus’ because hummus is a Lebanese name,” Fadi Abboud, […]


The UNESCO Centre of Catalonia-UNESCOCAT is glad to announce the celebration of a three-day Summit on Arab New Media to be held in Amman, Jordan, in February 2010. If you are Lebanese and enthusiastic about New Media and its potential to foster peace, dialogue and development in the region, kindly send your resume and a brief note about yourself as soon as possible to r.gomezsobrino@unescocat.org We accept applications […]


The Termium 2009 conference is a flop. I received several thoughts from Lebanon out of a clump of observers concerning the Termium conference at BIEL, and listened to their ideas. It seems… Lebanese social mingles realize that there is more potential of an Entrepreneurial spirit. The internet is creating a lot of niches, each specilizing […]


Patronnée par Son Excellence Monsieur Johan Verkammen, Ambassadeur de Belgique Le Samedi 28 novembre 2009 de 18 à 20h00 en sa Résidence à Yarzé/Baabda En remerciement pour l’engagement de DEFILIBAN et de ses partenaires locaux dans le projet belge et international « LES TAMBOURS POUR LA PAIX », Et à l’occasion de la visite de Monsieur […]


The struggle to understand the roles played by non-profit organizations of every shape and size in relation to the community is the central issue facing non-profits today. It affects fundraising, public relations, program development and long term planning while the question remains about how to fulfill the needs existing in the community.This seminar helps you […]


Sayyed Nasrallah declares that Israel is smuggling drugs to sell in Lebanon, as some Lebanese, are smuggling to sell drugs in Israel.


LYDS announces the call for Young, Active & Dynamic volunteers (between 18 & 26 years) who wish to cooperate with us in our upcoming regional training workshop on media, human rights, and dialogue that will take place in Lebanon on the 22, 23, & 24 December 2009. For more information please visit  www.ldn-lb.org.


Every now and then, the Innercircle posts about the expanding Lebanese blogosphere. Today, we’d like to introduce the suitely inclined Armigatus to the Innercircle. Even though we have much in common, the activism of Armigatus is much appreciated among this circle. While Armigatus refrains from entering chaotic Lebanese politics (and rightly so), his focus is […]



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