Banned Books in Lebanon

George Bernard Shaw once said, "The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship." He knew well that censorship and freedom had long been enemies, and had he been alive today, he would probably not be very impressed with the state of progress we have achieved as a country. Lebanon has a long history [...]

On the Importance of Leaving Our Hyenas in Peace

Native to Lebanon, and some African and other Middle Eastern countries, is the carnivorous mammal known as the Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena). Misconceptions surrounding this animal abound. These false notions have been propagated and passed on from generation to generation, creating a distorted image of the hyena. This distortion has become stuck in the minds of [...]