Monday, February 20, 2012

Seminar: Legislative trends in 2011 - Jan 23, 2012 by @Legal_Agenda

The Legal agenda's last conference was very good. Videos were posted on my channel
This one seems equally promising.

English below

المفكرة القانونية

جمعية ذات أهداف علمية لا تبتغي الربح، حائزة على بيان العلم والخبر رقم 2360 بتاريخ 22-12-2009


تدعوكم إلى حلقة نقاش حول موضوع

"الحركة التشريعية لعام 2011: اي حجم؟ اي لاعبين؟ واي توجهات؟ "

الخميس الموافق فيه 23 شباط 2012 الساعة السادسة مساء

مبنى "الجامعة للكل" Université pour tous، 107 شارع جامعة القديس يوسف،

المدخل عبر موقف كنيسة القديس يوسف


في سياق مراقبتها للعمل التشريعي، يهم "المفكرة القانونية" العمل على تقويم القوانين الصادرة خلال العام 2011، كما ونوعا. فما هو نوع القوانين التي تم انتاجها خلال هذا العام وحجمها؟ وما هي منطلقاتها او اهدافها؟ وما هي القوى التي سعت الى اقرارها؟ يقدم فريق المفكرة بعض الاجوبة في هذا الاطار، ويتبع العرض نقاش عام.

لتأكيد الحضور أو لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى الاتصال بنا عبر الهاتف: 321451-01



The Legal Agenda

A non-profit research organization, registered under the number 2360 on 22-12-2009

Cordially invites you to a seminar titled

“Legislative trends in 2011”

Thursday,  January 23rd, 2012  at 18:00

“Université pour Tous” building, 107 Saint Joseph University street

(The entrance is across from the parking of Saint Joseph Church)



In the context of monitoring the legislative activity in Lebanon, the ‘Legal Agenda’ is qualitatively and quantitatively assessing the legislations issued in 2011. What were the types and what is the volume of the laws produced in 2011? What are their premises and objectives? Who are the social and political players who pursued their approval?

The Legal Agenda team will provide some answers to these questions in the seminar that will take place on Thursday, February 23rd, at 18:00. A debate will follow the presentation.

To R.S.V.P or for more information, please call us on: 01-321451

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A shoe cleaner's station in Hamra, Beirut

There's something nostalgic about this "shoe cleaning station".
I took this photo yesterday in Hamra.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Murr TV (MTV) is guilty of racism against foreigners in Lebanon, but what is the proper response?

The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and some media are up in arms against MTV (Murr TV - Lebanon) for its serial blatantly racist reports and shows. I posted on this issue on and on and I got interviewed the other day in relation to migrant domestic workers. There's also an uproar against a one year old video, presumably a funny sketch, attacking Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

In the words of Ahmed The Dead Terrorist, it is not funny!

But what is the proper response? Here's Beirut Spring's take. Here's my quote in Now Lebanon:


“There is a very thin line between being stupid and being funny and MTV just doesn’t get the difference,” said Wissam al-Saliby from the Ethiopian Suicides blog. “And we’re not just talking about abuse anymore, the problem has expanded. Now we’re talking about slavery, trafficking and sometimes sexual enslavement.”

“So some people are calling for shutting down MTV, which is unacceptable, said Saliby. “But what is equally unacceptable is not sanctioning this or finding a way to prevent this from happening in the future.”


Beirut stencils on MTV (a few months old):

فيديو من ندوة للمفكرة القانونية: أبرز الأحكام القضائية 2011 في لبنان