Digitize TeleLiban’s archives, all of them, and upload it all to Youtube.
TeleLiban has a wealth of media from the past decades that need to be available for the newer generation & the older generation to recall their history of a civil war still bleeding. Also, for a glorified progressive educated and lively past, of a country that shines it’s beauty under the ashes.
What is needed? Probably permissions from the Government… digitizing film machines, man power (and video enhancing talents) and internet. (Oh and permission from the station)
Since the quality of videos is probably very low, enhancing them would be very important and uploading them should be relatively ok.
Keeping in mind that TVs ran very specific short programming in the past also means that the content is not a 24hr stream…
While back the “past government” allocated budgets to support the station (Tele-Liban gets glossy hi-tech overhaul)
I don’t how this was affected by the current interim government… nor how ambitious the overhaul is.
شحادين يا بلدنا…قالوا عنا شحادين
نشالين يا بلدنا… قالوا عنا نشالين
محتالين يا بلدنا… نحن شوية مساكين
مظلومين يا بلدنا… إيه وحياتك مظلومين
عطشانين يا بلدنا… والميّ بخمس وستين
جوعانين يا بلدنا… وما عندنا رز ولا طحين
طفرانين يا بلدنا…. وبالتعتير مليانين
محتارين يا بلدنا… ليش منشكي محتارين
أراضينا للبيع للأغراب .. يا بلدنا
جرايدنا للبيع للسفارات .. يا بلدنا
ضمايرنا للبيع للجواسيس .. يا بلدنا
على أونا.. على دوّي.. مين بدو يشتري مين
نحن يا أهل المروة..
وزرا ونواب للبيع..
مدرا وحجّاب للبيع..
شعرا وكتاب للبيع..
كلو كلو للبيع..
ليش منسرق .. ما سألتونا
منسرق لأنه سرقونا
ليش منبيع .. ما سألتونا
منبيع لأنو باعونا !!
سرقونا الكبار… باعونا الكبار
ونحنا حرامية دراويش.. صغار.. صغار
صغار صغار.. صغار.. صغار!!
شحادين يا بلدنا… قالوا عنا شحادين
نشالين يا بلدنا… قالوا عنا نشالين
محتالين يا بلدنا…نحن شوية مساكين
مظلومين يا بلدنا… إيه وحياتك مظلومين..
.ما حداً بينسى شوشو ونفسه المتواضعة البسيطة، الشخصية يلي كانت تضحكنا من الهم وتجمع الترفهة مع الانتقاد الاجتماعي، الموسيقى والرقص والضحك.
شوشو بينذكر عشان قليل انو ينعاد…
Update, Feb 12: #StripForJackie has really kicked off alot of cloth [Storify Link]
Jackie Chamoun and Alexandre Mohbat, alpine Athletes from Lebanon make it to the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
Since the Lebanese Media is so blindfolded to any talents besides the ramblings of war-lords toddlers, they had to run a Google search to find out more about our Olympics team joining Sochi for the evening news. The search revealed a 2 year old photoshoot for a ski calendar with same topless shots for Jackie, which evidently became more important than the lack of government for two years, lack of water infrastructure, electricity, trash, bombings, domestic abuse, unemployment, corruption and rape of the country as a whole! (poor Alexandre is barely gets media attention for his talent since he has no “boobs”)
While we criticize an athlete for her talent we invite and host Carlos Slim hoping he drops a few pennies from his tycoon pocket, then give a medal of honor to Rima Fakih for becoming Miss USA, even though she pole dances, but being american makes that cool. We loath success and harness down talent with claws of steel, because we can’t bare to admit that we are a country of mediocre minds that have long dwindled into the dark ages of hell.
Tony Khalife you should be ashamed of yourself. Joe Maalouf, well, no need to say much there. Our Ministers, Lol, what a disgrace, we don’t even have a government, so shut up and get busy patching your asses, again and again
I am #JackieChamoun – (I wish I had the courage to strip in support.) and I’m #NotAMartry
هالبلد كتير بتنطبق عليه مقولة: متل الشرموطة يلي عم تحاضر بالعفة… #لبنان
— Abir G (@AbirGhattas) February 11, 2014
Olympics Committee in Lebanon Orders Withdraw of Jackie from the Olympics for her Nude Photoshoot.
Instead of claiming the right to withdraw them from the Sochi 2014 Olympics, how about funding them for a change:
“Apart from a one-month training camp in Argentina, he has to fund the cost of training himself. “My father pays for nearly everything. Our federation does not have a lot of means and I don’t blame them. How can they help me if they don’t even have any money?” (lorientlejour.com, 05 Feb 2014)” – Alexandre Mohbat [link]
Jackie “She would like to increase the popularity of skiing in Lebanon. “When you see our past results, it’s not really encouraging. In the future I would like to have plans for sports in Lebanon and for skiing and to try to put in place facilities to encourage young people and to have the funds to influence authorities to invest themselves in the sport. We can do a lot to improve the level.” [link]
If the Lebanese (non)Government decides to withdraw Jackie from the #Sochi2014 Olympics the community should fund their stay there!
What a shame, the world is celebrating and encouraging their athletes and all we do is criticize.
Words can’t describe my outrage at this whole shitty fiasco!
What God are you ashamed of in having a women’s boobs exposed?
What God would still look at your shitty faces when people are starving and dying of corruption while you unleash hell at a woman not obeying your dictated sins!
Since when was Lebanon a country of chastity?
Since when were we advertised by the Ministry of tourism as anything but a country of whore?
When did the Virgin last trek our soil!
The Vegas of the Middle East, and yet war lords have the nerve to dictate the laws of a game long dethroned.
Alexandre and Jackie’s calendar is below:
We are here; still talking about a void arabism, a nostalgia to a memory of our grandparents, something we have never experienced, as we, a generation of the past 35 years, have lived in borders, within borders, with visas, with autocracy, with fear. We were told that this is the path and all other is treason. We were left to chose our cloth, only modestly; we were left to experience life, only conservatively. Refrain from cursing, drinking, experimenting; refrain from sin. Learn from others and never go too far from home, except for a “western” nationality.
To those that have preceded:
YOU have not learnt from the mistakes you continue to do
YOU have lived under autocracies and loved them
YOU sacrificed freedom for temporary security
YOU can’t preach on freedom, you don’t have the responsibility for it
YOU can preach, but i will get a tattoo and curse at those that deserve it:
Like you, the reason we are shattered and deluded.
This is not the Arab World, this is just a bunch of geographically connected countries that happen to speak a similar language. I still need a visa (your highnesses approval that i’m worthy to tip-toe on your sacred soil) to travel to all countries in the “Arab” world. A trip to Egypt costs me more than a trip to Turkey; one to Algeria costs me even more than one to Barcelona! There is no way for me to visit my friends across the “arab world” without waiting in queues for permissions and selling a kidney to afford the flights.
My age is another obstacle, how dare I, a woman under 30, claim that i have the right to obtain a visa without confessing to lewd intentions! A society so deluded of sex. Unfortunately we have managed to portray a miserable image of the region, one of sexually agitated youth, naïve and mediocre.
The Arab League. Aka; the hypocrites that sold the land we stand on to world powers, that bargained on our resources, youth and future? The same bunch of crumbling misers that have reigned since the “declaration” of these lousy borders that confine us! (And since we lost Palestine) – may they all go to hell.
I want less visas and more jobs.
I want less suspicion and more education
Less censorship, but more accountability
Less accusations, more freedom!
I am a woman that speaks Arabic as my mother tongue, english as my second. I live in this region and love it. I hate autocracy, and love freedom. Like millions, i want to stay here, because it’s home!
I went less people to feel this:
and more of them to feel like they can agree with this: