Have you ever read “The Help”? This book is a soft core version of how foreign maids are treated in Lebanon. Tom Fletcher, the UK Ambassador to the country, had a creative idea to shed light on the subject: swapping jobs for a day with an Ethiopian maid. Tom was busy “improving my Fattoush-making skills,” while the maid went to a meeting with Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis, support for the Lebanese Army, and the terrorist threats facing the country.
FREEDOM, M’urica style. Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi returned from Washington this week assured that the US will support Lebanon in its fight against terrorism by supplying the country with weapons.
“After a long battle with the censorship authorities, we are excited to announce that the sequel of the censored play “Bto2ta3 aw ma Bto2ta3″, “La 3younak Sidna” produced by MARCH and directed by Lucien Bourjeily was approved by General Security.
Here’s to hoping this is the first of many victories in the anti-censorship struggle in Lebanon, and that the General Security’s Censorship Bureau continues with this open-minded approach to the issue of freedom of expression.”
Human Rights Watch said Zainab al-Khawaja appeared before a Bahraini court to face charges related to two previous incidents in which she had torn up photographs of the king. Once in the courtroom on Wednesday, she pulled out and ripped up another photograph of the monarch.