In the light of current events on the Lebanese scene (which tend to be alot since it’s March) many journalists are receiving threats for covering unrecommended stories that may or may not threaten current “System” of the Government. Activists have received threats, gotten kidnapped and beaten.
People are promoting their ideologies by demoting others, and find that completely acceptable. People opposing the “system” are being ridiculed because, their voices are not worthy of a respectable media coverage. And the internet sphere remains the outlet for those with no other Media voice.
“because those that should be heard have no voice, but those that shouldn’t have media stations…”That’s why i write and will continue to.
March 12, is World day against cyber-censorship. It’s almost impossible to ignore the ongoing threats that corrupt powers are throwing at journalists and personal individuals practicing freedom of speech. Countries like China and Libya have been on this list for more than 5 years. so don’t be surprised when you know that more than 7 Journalists in Libya are “missing” and others have been abused, according to CPJ.org
March 12, also marks the beginning of Lebanese Voices, a year ago. Much has changed since then…but, It’s been a very wonderful experience, that has had a huge impact on my life and development (not much impact on the career, still i don’t technically have one yet, but i consider this my current career & praise every moment of it).
I want to thank all my readers and supporters, there have many wonderful sharing moments and i value your feedback greatly.
And on this event i would like to announce that new changes will be done to the blog.. new topics, artistic and cultural ones will be up soon *fingers crossed*
If you feel like you want a certain local artist/topic to be discussed/looked into please feel free to point that out 🙂