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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Editor's Note -- December 30, 2010

I can't say I'm surprised by the media silence on the Middle East's most significant story, Tunisia's spontaneous social uprising. Read more »

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Tunisia Uprising Vs Iran Election Aftermath. Similarities and Differences

I have visited Tunisia on a yearly basis for about ten years for business. The capital city of Tunis houses the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) headquarters. That’s the equivalent of Europe’s EBU and Asia’s ABU. In the many visits to the country rightfully nicknamed “Tunisia the Green” for its cleanliness and pleasant weather and landscape, never did it occur to me that the economic situation would get so desperate that a youth of that country would resort to setting himself on fire to express his dismay .

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Editor's Note -- December 24, 2010

Season's Greetings to you and yours!

Thank you for your unique support during this challenging year.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Some need to wake up... Others need to grow up... Most need to speak up!

I'm deeply disappointed with the Status Quo in Lebanon and people's adaptation to it. Notice I didn't say people's acceptance of the Status Quo, but adaptation. Just as they manage their lives around the absurd power shortages, they find ways to overcome the government ban on VOIP. They ignore abuse of power by civil servants, they deal with nepotism as a fact of life, and they count on bribes to get things done.

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Editor's Note -- December 13, 2010

At a time when Lebanon is going through yet another uncertain and tumultuous time in its modern history, I feel compelled to speak for the silent majority that is truly patriotic and chooses to live in peace away from the polarization of politics and religion. Read more »

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