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Lebanon's media is crowded, diverse and highly politicised. Last year's protests over the rubbish crisis is a case in point. It's a story of how a deeply divided media fractured the consensus on a civic issue - and the activists who are pushing for alternative narratives ever since. These media institutions are an extension to the political status quo. It would be naïve to think that any movement, will not be attacked by this media. Jad Melki, associate professor of journalism and media studies, American University Beirut Where democracy is concerned, Lebanese media enjoys more liberties than many other countries in the region. However, the problem lies elsewhere - the politics. The intricate network of corporate, political and sectarian strings attached to each and every channel compl...
Lebanon battles pollution with first zero-waste project Lebanon's first zero-waste management programme was launched in 2016 and has helped tackle the country's garbage crisis. Workers separate recyclables from biodegradable material by hand and natural waste is made into compost. Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Beit Mery. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
We can handle our garbage crisis as a blessing instead of a curse! A Zero Waste Lebanon is a documentary, addressed to a comprehensive Lebanese audience, carrying a descriptive message on how easy it can be to render Lebanon a zero waste country, without resorting to land-filling and incineration. The film is produced by Leela, Love in Action, guided by Ziad Abi Chaker and directed by Nassif El Rayess.
20,000 tons of garbage has piled up on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon. The main garbage collector says it has nowhere to toss the trash because a key dump site is being blocked by environmental activists. The government has yet to reach an agreement on how to deal with the growing mess. Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
Divers in Lebanon scoured the sea for underwater trash and debris along the Lebanese coast over the weekend. Nearly 100 scuba divers volunteered over the weekend for a shore dive to pick up underwater trash and debris at different spots across Lebanon and sort them for recycling. The underwater initiative was launched by Maya Saad, a Lebanese expatriate living in Los Angeles, in collaboration with online campaign LiveLoveBeirut, which has more than 280,000 followers. 'LiveLoveBeirut' bracelets were sold to raise funds for the campaign, which was supported by United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon. Eight diving centres in Lebanon answered Saad's call and divers jumped into the waters off Tabarja, Anfeh, Chekka, Byblos, Hannoush and Bouar. LiveLoveBeirut's said on its Intragram acco...
(28 May 2017) LEADIN: Lebanon's beaches have it all: sun, sea, sand...and rubbish. Now volunteers are cleaning up Lebanon's beaches to try to turn it back to "the paradise of the Middle East". STORYLINE: It's almost summer time in Lebanon - and the beaches are starting to fill up with sun seekers. But these shorelines have a big problem: waste. Rubbish can often be found littered among the sand and pebbles as people sunbathe nearby. In Beirut the water is too dirty for most people to swim in so many make the drive north to Batroun, Chekkeh or Anfe. But here too at Batroun, there's rubbish on the beach. So today around 100 volunteers are helping to clean up six beaches in and around the city. "We're 20 years old, so this is kind of all we know," says volunteer Ali Sasso as he ...
Some areas in Lebanon's capital are completely covered with trash. For months, garbage has been piling up after a landfill site was closed. Now, heavy rain has washed it into the streets, as Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
Residents of the Beirut suburb of Jdeideh voiced concerns on Friday over the huge amount of rubbish building up on a street near the area. Known as the 'river of trash,' thousands of rubbish bags have been dumped on the street raising concerns over hygiene and further exacerbating the Lebanese capital's ongoing waste crisis. Video ID: 20160226-049 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: email@example.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
Lebanon is undergoing an unprecedented garbage crisis and citizens are literally surrounded by garbage. Opinions are heading towards incineration, which in itself is a tragedy. What we need to be aware of is that today, Lebanon has the industrial capacity to recycle 100% of its domestic garbage and to become a zero waste country. By recycling we preserve our nature and expand our country’s industrial potential. Leela, love in action team has met with environmental engineer Mr. Ziad Abi Chaker and toured Lebanon under his guidance to visit manufacturers, technicians and factories specialized in recycling and waste sorting. Mr. Abi Chaker demonstrated proof confirming that we are technically capable of transforming our crisis into opportunities in the very NOW. A ZERO WASTE LEBANON is a shor...
Beirut's riot police fired water cannons at thousands of activists protesting against the city's waste disposal crisis, Saturday. Demonstrators rallied in Riyad Solh Square and attempted to march to Lebanese parliament before being blocked by riot police who shot rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowd. Video ID: 20150823-006 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Mounting piles of rubbish festering in the summer heat. Residents of Beirut cover their noses. The heaps of garbage have triggered health warnings and frustration. "Our politicians should be ashamed, especially as the tourist season has just started", say this resident Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
Ziad Abi Chaker has been recycling in Lebanon for over a decade, but only after the nine month rubbish crisis is he able to command the interest of the municipality. Now Ziad is working with them on collecting and recycling waste, treating it like a product with potential rather than a burden. MEE visits his office which is constructed from recycled materials and talk about how recycling has developed after the crisis and what’s in store for the future.
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Burning is being committed by the municipality of Fanar. Poisoning the innocent people living all around. The Lebanese people are facing severe pollution for 6 months now, due to the garbage crisis created by an incapable government. Since July 17th 2015, the private company (Sukleen part of the Averda Group) retained by the government to collect and treat waste has stopped all its activities. In its more than 20 years of operations, Sukleen barely engaged in any waste treatment but rather dumped the waste in an open landfill. Multiple official reports had been prepared in the last decade by the government and civil society promoting more efficient and cheaper alternatives but the government systematically ignored them. One of the simplest solution is to unblock the municipalities waste...
Hezbollah ministers and their Christian allies boycotted a weekly cabinet meeting, further paralysing Prime Minister Tammam Salam's unity government. They are reportedly in dispute with other members of the government over issues including decrees passed without their approval. This happened as the government is still grappling with the garbage collection problem. Waste has gone uncollected since the capital's main landfill was closed just over a month ago. The government has been unable to agree on a new site. That has led to angry protesters taking to the streets of Beirut, denouncing what they call political corruption. So, is Lebanon heading towards a renewed cycle of unrest? Presenter: Laura Kyle Guests: Kamel Wazne - political analyst and founder of Center of American Strat...
With funding from ECHO and UNICEF, ACTED in Lebanon conducted a recycling project in vulnerable neighborhoods, in collaboration with the municipality of Borj Hammoud. The program is designed to encourage residents to recycle their waste, and allow the municipality to decrease the volume of waste by giving their sorted recycled waste to a local NGO.
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This is what happens when there is a garbage collecting crisis and first rain comes
Protests against Beirut's worsening waste disposal crisis continued to escalate on Sunday. Police hosed down protesters with water cannons, as demonstrators retaliated throwing stones and bottles, demanding that waste collection be improved. At least 30 people were injured in clashes. Video ID: 20150824-002 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: email@example.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly