Many thanks guys for helping Beirut Spring get the “Lebanon’s Best News Blog” award. I am very thankful for your votes, but more importantly, I am thankful for your continued readership and feedback..
It took a while to admit it, but now I guess the denial is over: I am no longer someone who blogs often about Lebanese politics. This post is about why it happened and what happens next. I first want to say that Beirut Spring is not dead. This will always be the place where […]
Tarek Chemaly: Facebook and Twitter users, alongside bloggers and graffiti artists are influential but not that influential and we should know where our sphere of influence stops. Wonderful things can happen when we completely understand this..
Good to know.. Great video of what appears to be a great event (Which I unfortunately couldn’t attend). So glad the Lebanese blogging community is coming together.. PS: for the record, I’m not a hot chick.
— The news is not always clear-cut — Over the weekend, I posted a link to a website that was supposedly the personal website of Asma el Assad, the wife of Bashar el Assad, the Syrian dictator. The site was seemingly hacked to make it look like an admission of guilt by the Syrian first […]
Some of the best Lebanese bloggers and good friends are contributing to LBC’s new blog. Check it out and make sure you subscribe to it..
In the last couple of days, many of you have noticed (I hope), that I am now displaying ads on Beirut Spring. In this post, I’ll quickly explain why I think this is a good step and why I think you should do the same if you have a blog. At a certain point, when […]
One of the questions I’m asked most is: “Why do you blog in English?”. The previous post on Arabic reminded me that I never really explained here why I don’t blog in Arabic. A few months ago, a reporter from SMEX asked me that same question and I emailed him a detailed reply. For some […]
One of my favorite Lebanese bloggers will be releasing a book very soon. If you’re looking for one book to read about Lebanese society, that would be it. Nasri makes sharp observations and renders them in highly engaging, entertaining and funny prose. I’m looking forward to reading it. PS: Please Nasri let it be available […]
While mainstream media is busy criticizing Mr. Saad Hariri’s “Amateurism” for engaging with his supporters on Twitter, here’s a little story that reminds everyone why we should take such things a bit more seriously. A few days ago, an average Lebanese guy took a picture in a movie theater in Beirut. He blogged about it, […]