Archive for the ‘Lebanese Media’ Category

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


If you follow Lebanese politics, Social & Cultural news concerning Lebanon and the region, surely you watch Marcel Ghanem’s Kalam El Nass Thursday nights (Beyrouth time). It should please you to know that Kalam Ennas has released an iPhone app recently, and I must admit, it’s pretty hefty and decent. The user interface strongly encourages […]


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 […]


It was a promise by MTV and a heartfelt endeavor to the circle. An additional reason, not objected in the report, was the adamant fact that you no longer see Lebanon’s mountains, its horizon, its paysage, the greenery of what’s left of our Lebanon; For what? Loud & vulgar ads, imposing an “in yo’ face” […]


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 […]


Its been a while. I tend to aggregate content. But my life once more have changed due to the ripple of yet again, changing jobs. Incidentally, this blog has witnessed 5 city move-ins since its inception, and now finally settled in this last. During my three months summer vacation in Beyrouth (yes, I like breaks […]


After the massive layoffs of fifty employees and writers at An-Nahar, it was LBC‘s, MTV‘s & Studio Vision‘s turn to do their part. While rumours circulated that MTV layed off around sixty of its staff, information director at MTV, Ghayyas Yazbeck clarified to L’Orient Le-Jour that his institution layed off only eight (8) employees. The concerned […]


Update: After An-Nahar, LBC, MTV & Studio Vision lays off more of their staff. Elias Khoury, Georges Nassif, Jean Karam (who headed the training center), Nazih Khater, May Yaacoub (editor of the last page), Khalil Nahas (editor of the sports page), Bahjat Khater (editor of the judiciary section), and Walid Abboud (responsible for the Nahar al-Shabab […]


I’ve seen absurdity, but this is by far the most harsh campaign you can launch on Lebanon. A cultural campaign hits it right at its heart. When asked how would Hezbollah’s mouth piece, Al Manar can damage and change Lebanon’s image and identity, this is precisely one mean. To ease the pain, L’Orient-Le Jour’s cover […]


The Lebanese Association of Democratic Elections (LADE) had the following violation of interest in their report published yesterday: 8. The following television stations were observed: TL, NBN, NTV, MTV, Future News, LBCI, Manar, ANB During LADE’s observation of the audiovisual media outlets, the following results emerged: Preliminarily claiming victory for one group. Bias of reporters […]


Well it’s about time. For one of the major news portals, whether a Journal, News site, Visual/Audio media or simply a local Interactive agency to finally take the initiative of developing a collaborative social medium for Lebanon. A long awaited niche, pre-nurtured by nature. Lebanese adore politics. I may go a bit into techno-rubish from […]


I swear to you - I am striving on keeping an objective point of view in these elections, as I have done in the past three years, and we have a whole written blog on each post that you are free to search and browse to testify my case . I’m looking at the Elections in Lebanon […]


To all those living abroad, LBC has made it easy for us to keep an eye on the Lebanese Elections this time around. LBCNews.net has an interactive map of the elections in Lebanon, and my favorite, a legal way of watching the most viewed political (and independent) show of the charismatic Marcel Ghanem’s Kalam el Nass. The portal unfortunately does […]


From explicit articles about masturbation and homosexuality to columns about “My First Time”, Joumana Haddad is out to lift the veil on Arab cultural taboos with a glossy magazine that is already the focus of controversy. The first quarterly issue of “Jasad” — “Body” in Arabic — hit the stands in Lebanon last December. Tongues […]


Comtrax/NOW Lebanon – Ad Diyar newspaper suggested that the electoral battle is between Aoun and the patriarch. In fact, it seems that the latter is the most active “March 14th Christian leader and tenor.” The opposition-led newspaper is framing the electoral battle on the Christian field between the General and the patriarch. On another level, […]


With the parliamentary elections on the doorstep and political alliances being forged and broken, the relaunching of MTV seems to be part of the general preparations for the elections. Lebanese media usually reflect the political and sectarian divisions in the country, and MTV will add one more Christian voice to the scene, alongside the competing […]


Once Lebanon’s most hyped TV channel, MTV would start broadcasting again, making a comeback after it was closed by a court order on Sept.4, 2002, during Syrian hegemony over Lebanon. Previously, MTV targetted the specified intellectual mass, hence a comeback today for the once partly francophone channel could also raise an eye brow to a potential relaunch of the […]


Leo Burnett Beirut is working on the ‘Khedé Kasra’ campaign which you might have already come across on the streets or on TV. In case you don’t know it yet, the agency has put together a campaign to empower Lebanese women, to more actively participate in society and take on a bigger social and political role. […]


Inciting hate, open communication messages from political camps on air waves. The Lebanese media has done a shame to itself, and held a share of the conflict problems. We have no source to trust. Everything will be looked upon by its viewers as a conspiracy or a plain lie. The modernised Future TV openly supporting […]



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