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Let the Desire of Speaking Freedom become a harness…

“Censorship” comes from the Latin word censor. In the 5th c. C.E. Rome, the censor had two duties: to count the citizens (census) and to supervise their morals. In Greek communities, the ideal of good governance included shaping the character of the people. Two of the most famous cases of censorship in ancient times are that of Socrates, [...]

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Human Rights in Lebanon: There is a lot of work left to be done!

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened” (John F. Kennedy). When I first decided to write about human rights in Lebanon, I was not aware of how important this subject is and how much it affects our daily life. However, the more I read, the more it [...]

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Libanaise qu’à moitié…

Dans un pays où l’opinion publique semble croire à une égalité établie entre hommes et femmes  et où quelques citoyens comparent notre situation à celles des pays européens (comme le montre entre autre la vidéo publiée par l’Orient-le-Jour intitulée « CONDITIONS DE LA FEMME AU LIBAN : MYTHE ET REALITES»), le Liban vient d’acquérir en 2013  la très « HONORABLE » 123 [...]

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My name is Naya Zerez, from Aleppo (Syria) and I’m here to raise few questions about Human Rights!

My name is Naya Zerez, I’m from Aleppo, I came to Lebanon in order to pursue my studies in architecture at USEK, since we have a bad political situation in our beloved Syria, or, if I may call it “war”.  I’m here to raise few questions about human rights… The United Nations’ general assembly was [...]

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Le racisme au Liban: il est à craindre que la prise de conscience actuelle ne puisse changer la situation!

Chaque année, des milliers de migrants entrent au Liban pour y travailler dans des maisons de familles libanaises, ou en tant qu’employés non-qualifiés dans des entreprises privées. Environ 200.000 travailleurs migrants résident de manière permanente et travaillent légalement au Liban. Il est difficile d’estimer le nombre de travailleurs migrants illégaux qui semble être beaucoup plus [...]

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Celebrating Red Lips High Heels’ first anniversary!

In this perspective, I founded the Red Lips High Heels’ online movement in October 2012, gathering a group of individuals from various ethnic, religious, cultural, economic and political backgrounds, established in the region and especially in Lebanon, but also in diaspora. Academicians, lawyers, psychologists, artists, educators, employees of the private and public sectors, business women and [...]

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All-Men Societies? The End of Humanity…

Will there be a sex war in the upcoming years of the 21st century? Has it already started? When parents are able to choose the sex of their child using in vitro fertilization (IVF) and artificial insemination (AI), and world statistics show that boys are preferred, especially in conservative and highly patriarchal societies – such [...]

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Pourquoi s’exprimer? Why express oneself?

Question on ne peut plus pertinente que je souhaite poser : pourquoi s’exprimer ? Est-ce pour revendiquer ? Alors au nom de qui ou de quoi ? L’expression doit-elle se réduire à une colère ? A un cri de détresse ? Ou doit-elle aller bien plus loin ? Pour qu’une expression puisse prétendre à une [...]

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