Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Lebanese Internet?

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By Nadine Moawad for EroTICs

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 29 April 2010

“The gay rights movement in Lebanon would not be anywhere near where it is today if it weren’t for the internet”. In the midst of strongly censored neighbours, Lebanon enjoys online freedom that is hampered only by very slow and very expensive internet connections – but is that freedom there to stay? In a country where homosexuality is punishable by upto two years in prison, Nadine Moawad assesses the role of the internet in the rise of sexual rights activism in Lebanon and asks if Lebanon’s strict social controls are about to encompass the internet. Photo: “Laura Burlton”:http://www.flickr.com/people/lauraburlton/

Full article at http://www.genderit.org/en/index.shtml?w=a&x=96461

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