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On the importance of media literacy

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The number of internet users in Lebanon reached 6.01 million at the end of January of this year, which roughly equates 89.3 percent of...

Roni Helou 2.0: Lebanese designer considers the future

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Roni Helou, one of Lebanon’s top young fashion designers, has in the five years since launching his signature designs ascended rapidly in the profession. The...

Education Under Threat: The dollarization of tuition fees

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Since the summer of 2019, Lebanon has witnessed an accelerating economic collapse - the worst in the country's history - exacerbated by the horrific...

Yara Asmar on puppet-making, her favorite instruments, and time | Quickfire...

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In this episode of Quickfire Questions, artist, musician, filmmaker and puppet-maker Yara Asmar talks to Lynn about the metallophone, ambient music, and her one...

Jina al Dar: Empowering women and girls

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Jina al Dar, an initiative by ABAAD, tours the country with the goal of empowering women and girls to prevent and reduce violence against...

Lebanon’s bank controversy: Two sides of the same coin

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Bassem Sheikh Hussein stormed Hamra’s Federal Bank on August 1. He was armed with a gun and tank of gasoline, and held around 7...