Beirut Brief: News from Jan. 11 – Jan. 17

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Beirut Brief: News from Jan. 11 – Jan. 17

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#BeirutBrief: Your weekly roundup of news from.

The cost of Lebanon’s New Year’s Eve celebrations

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When you're done watching this, 12 new people would have been infected with COVID-19 in Lebanon –with 6,154 new cases reported yesterday.
Health minister Hamad Hassan sits in a hospital bed at St. George Hospital while a healthcare worker fully cladded in a hazmat suit stands beside him.

Health minister admitted to hospital, while others are rejected

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Health Minister Hamad Hassan was in stable condition when he was transported to the St. George Hospital in Beirut.

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Don’t Pay: AUB tuition strike and the ruse of transparency

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Around 30 different clubs at AUB are calling upon students to withhold paying their tuition fees in protest of the new lira rate.
Dissecting the new sexual harassment law animation showing woman surrounded by hands.

Dissecting the new sexual harassment law

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Many quickly hailed the new sexual harassment law as a milestone in the right direction, but it comes with its own set of flaws.
Student movement collage mixing photos from the 70s with photos from 2020.

Lebanon’s student movement: Learning from the 70s and moving forward

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Reflecting upon these experiences of student insurgency in the 1970s can help us pave the way forward on many levels.