Thursday, August 17, 2006

Change in Blog

The end of the July 2006 war on Lebanon would have normally brought an end to this blog. The initial aim of the blog was to run a modest campaign to voice the realities of Lebanon's destruction, oppose media biases and participate in the international campaign pressing for a cease-fire. Throughout this period, blog contributors pulled together their various amateur and professional writing, design and research skills to achieve this purpose. Our special thanks go to our unsung dispatcher, Zeina h., who is returning to the U.S. and to her international fans whose encouragements kept her going until the end. Also big thanks to Zahra, Zainab, Fouad and their families who have by now returned to their homes, or what’s left of them.

But the end of the July 2006 war on Lebanon brings with it Lebanon’s second post-war period in less than two decades. Yet, this time, the hopeful mood that accompanied the early part of the first post-war period has given place to feelings of apprehensions about the future. The tensions, sectarian and political, left by the recent war, are signs of the troubled times ahead.

The blog will continue albeit it will be transformed to address some of the post-war challenges. The focus will shift from the over-mediatized Israeli-Lebanese aspect of the current period to the less covered, more complex, domestic situation and its coming developments. From a media and awareness tool to a more analytical sphere, this blog hopes to become a space for debate.

This shift in focus implies a shift in the political message of this blog. With the end of the Israeli aggressions on Lebanon came the end of the Lebanese consensus: if we all agree that Israel is the enemy, we disagree, as Lebanese, on where to go from here. And as any piece of writings, this blog will represent our political positions on where we would like our country to head.

3 Comments:

Blogger misho4523 said...

hii Brothers
I jut wanna ask you if I can put a link 4 your blog ate my Blog ... Http://yafaland.blogspot.com
Plz reply to my as soon as posi...
thanx have a nice day

August 17, 2006 1:41 pm  
Blogger alya said...

Sure, feel free to do so.

August 17, 2006 2:08 pm  
Blogger misho said...

tahnx ... and you have a good Job keep doing ... Good Bless you ... and wish that Lebanon and Plastine will lbe free ...

and another think .. can you contact with me at realfaith@gmail.com , or ahmad4523@hotmail.com thanx and have a nice day

August 20, 2006 12:59 pm  

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