#عبوطة

من فضاء تويتر الممتلئ بتغريدات سياسية واعلانية وتكنولوجية، يلفت نظرنا تغريدات من نوع آخر. تغريدات تدعونا للابتسام، ولا تخلو من الحب والأمل. #عبوطة هو الوسم المعتمد لهذه التغريدات، والذي اطلقته أمل الداهوك او @wh0pe  لتدعم معنوياً أي مغرد لبناني يواجه تحديات أو يشعر بالاحباط عبر ارسال عبوطة افتراضية لكل من يحتاجها .

هذا الوسم او الهاشتاغ تحول من مجرد وسم إلى حركة لها قواعد وشروط. ولأننا لا نحب سياسة الكوبي بيست.. بامكانكم معرفة كل شيء عن هذه الحركة من مدونة مؤسِّسة حركة #عبوطة أمل. (ملاحظة: هناك كتابات جميلة وزجليات واشعار ننصحكم بقراءتها أيضاً)

لاقت #عبوطة رواجاً كبيراً في اوساط تويترجية بيروت واصبح الكثير يرشح من يحب لأخذ العبوطة او ينتظر الساعة الثالثة كل يوم (ما عدا السبت والآحاد والأعياد الرسمية) ليرى إن كان سيحصل على عبوطته المنتظرة.

هذا وقد تحدثت عنها عدة وسائل اعلام ومدونات من ابرزها مقال لجريدة النهار بعنوان #عبوطة و”جينز” نتنياهو

كما تناقل الموضوع وشارك بالتغريد واعادة التغريد كل من الحسابات التالية @futuretvnews @peopleoflebanon @Annahar  @New_Lebanon_

تمنياتنا لأمل بالنجاح الساحق في قيادة حركتها #عبوطة متأملين أن يحذو حذوها الآخرين ويقوموا بنشاطات مماثلة تدعوا للحب والسلام في هذه الأوقات العصيبة المشحونة بالكراهية والتفرقة والحروب.

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ALTCITY AND MWTF CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK

BEIRUT, DECEMBER 7, 2012: Timed to coincide with International Human Rights Day on December 10, AltCity and Migrant Workers’ Task Force (MWTF) are holding a “Human Rights Week” December 16-22, 2012. During this week, AltCity and MWTF are demanding human rights for migrant workers in particular. The 200,000 migrant workers in Lebanon continue to be denied their inalienable fundamental rights including freedom of movement, just conditions of work, the right to marry and to found a family, and the right to legal recognition, and freedom from inhuman or degrading treatment.

“The working conditions of migrant workers in Lebanon is a national disgrace,” said May Habib, a volunteer with MWTF. “Four countries have already banned their nationals from working in Lebanon due to lack of legal protection and chronic human rights abuses.”

To highlight the problems facing migrant workers, AltCity and MWTF are organizing a “Community Day” on December 16th. Participants in Community Day are being encouraged to bring a dish to eat and a friend to join in our effort to promote migrant workers’ rights.

During Community Day, an exhibition of photo stories created by migrant workers plus a series of infographics visualizing migrant workers’ rights and hardships will be launched at AltCity:

  • Ann Megalla, a multimedia producer and anthropologist, is empowering 16 migrant workers to tell their stories through photo essays conveying their daily lives. The photo exhibition entitled “Lens on Life” is the result of these workshops.
  • Joumana Ibrahim, a graphic designer specializing in information design, is showing 18 local graphic designers how to transform research on migrant workers’ rights into striking infographics suitable for publication. The infographic exhibition entitled “Visualizing Migrant Rights” is the result of these workshops.

The infographics are available to any journalists interested in their publication.

According to Dima Saber, Co-founder of AltCity, “Everyone in Lebanon has human rights. Through photo essays, infographics, and positive social interactions we are working toward justice for migrant workers in Lebanon.”

The workshops, Community Day, and the exhibition is part of AltCity’s “Media for Human Rights” program that is supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Lebanon.

Dany Awad:

via @LebaneseVoices

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المعرض الشهري للكتاب المخفض

 

في إطار تشجيع القارىء العربي على القراءة في زمنٍ يشهد انكفاءً وعزوفاً عن التعامل مع الكتاب شبه مطلقين، وفي إطار خلق مساحة جديدة لدعم الناشر اللبناني يسرّ شركة المطبوعات للتوزيع والنشر أن تُعلن عن مبادرة المعرض الشهري للكتاب، التي ستنطلق نهار السبت الواقع في 21أيار 2012، من زيكو هاوس في شارع سبيرز، بمناسبة الأسبوع الوطني للمطالعة الذي تنظّمه وزارة الثقافة اللبنانية، ويشارك فيه ثمانٍ من دور النشر اللبنانية.

وسوف تستمر هذه الظاهرة الثقافية من خلال تخصيص ثاني يوم سبت من كل شهر، لعرض الكتب وتسويقها.

وبذلك يتاح لكل دور النشر أن تعرض كتبها الصادرة من قبل العام 2011، وتسوِّقها بأسعار مخفّضة وتشجيعية، تستقطب القراء وتعيدهم إلى عالم المطالعة والثقافة.

وهذا ما تصدّت له هذه المبادرة التي أوحى بها مشكوراً الأستاذ فيصل فرحات. وجاءت لردم الهوّة بين دار النشر والقارىء، وتقليص المسافة بينهما، وتلاقيهما من دون أي وسيط.

ومن الجدير بالذكر أن هذه المبادرة المستندة إلى حسمٍ محسوس على أسعار الكتب، تتسم بالديمومة، ولا تقتصر كما يحدث في معارض الكتب الموسمية، على فترة العرض فحسب.

الانطلاقة كانت فكرة وتجسَّدت. ولن تقف ولن تراوح مكانها، بل سوف تنمو وتتطوّر وتتّسع لتشمل كل دور النشر الراغبة في المشاركة، ولتطلّ على مختلف شرائح القرّاء، وتتواصل معهم.

AltMedia Week – Day 2

Abir Ghattas @abzzyy talking about Ontornet

Ayman Itani moderating the Marketing "X" on Social Media Panel

DSC - Donner Sang Compter on stage

Jouwar.com on stage at @AltCity stage

Panelists at the Marketing "X" on Social Media stage..

Azebak Mesh Raha - Alef organization on stage at @Altcity

Spoken Word Night by @AltCity & 7keeleh

Spoken word night by @AltCity & 7keeleh

Spoken word night by @AltCity & 7keeleh

@Beirutiyat

@Beirutiyat

Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Ihsan @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

the crowd @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

the crowd @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Hussein @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Hussein @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Food @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Food @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Crowd @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Crowd @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Ed from Fareeq il Atrash @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

Ed from Fareeq il Atrash @ Spoken Word Night @AltCity & 7keeleh

AltMedia Week – Day 1

Panel: Against or For Citizen Journalism

AltCity Launch Party! ©Hibr

AltCity!

Workshop: Using Degital Media and Mobile Application fot Citizen Journalism ©Hibr

اسبوع آلت ميديا .. نشاطات وورش عمل من تنظيم ألت سيتي

ينطلق يوم الإثنين المقبل في 25  تموز “أسبوع آلت ميديا”من تنظيم “آلت سيتي“، المكان التشاركي الجديد في منطقة الحمراء في بيروت الذي سيتم إفتتاحه في الخريف المقبل. ويتضمن الأسبوع معرضاً إعلامياً وورش عمل تدريبية وحلقات نقاش ونشاطات مسائية ترفيهية تشارك في تنظيمها أكثر من 20 مجموعة وناشط.

  ينطلق برنامج ‎”أسبوع آلت ميديا” الساعة 12.30 من  بعد ظهر يوم الإثنين 25 تموز، ويتضمن البرنامج ورش عمل يومية عن كتابة السيناريو؛ رواية القصص البصرية؛ كتابة قصص للأطفال (تتضمن ورشة العمل مسابقة اجمل قصة)؛ ورش عمل عن التخاطب العام والتعبير الإبداعي؛ أدوات التواصل الاجتماعي؛ الصحافة المدنية
وغيرها. كما ستقام عند الساعة 7.00 من مساء كل يوم حلقات نقاش عن الصحافة المدنية والتسويق عبر الإعلام الاجتماعي والرقابة والموسيقى البديلة.
بالإضافة إلى نشاطات ترفيهية مسائية تنطلق يوم الإفتتاح مع لقاء Tweet-Up & NetSquared-Beirut
الذي سيتضمن عروض عن مستقبل الإعلام. وتستكمل في الأيام المتبقية مع أمسية شعرية و“ستاند آب كوميدي “ وعرض أفلام قصيرة لطلاب جامعيين وعروض موسيقية، وغيرها. بإمكانكم معاينة البرنامج الكامل لنشاطات “أسبوع آلت ميديا” والتسجيل عبر الرابط التالي: altmedia.eventbrite.com

نتشرف بدعوتكم للمشاركة في حفل إفتتاح “أسبوع آلت ميديا” الساعة 8.00 من مساء 25 تموز الذي سيتضمن إلى جانب التعريف عن “آلت سيتي” و”أسبوع آلت ميديا”، لقاء NetSquared-Beirut ونقاش حول التكنولوجيا من أجل التغيير الإجتماعي بالإضافة إلى عروض عن مستقبل الإعلام.

وسيجمع مشروع “آلت سيتي” عند إنطلاقه مبدعين ومبادرين وناشطين حول قضايا الإعلام البديل والإعلام الجديد والصحافة المدنية والإبتكار الإعلامي والتعبير الإبداعي والمناصرة. ويهدف هذا المكان لأن يكون مساحة تشاركية تفاعلية، ومركزاً لانطلاق الأفكار المبدعة وللإنتاج الإعلامي، ومساحة لإلتقاء الناشطين الاجتماعيين. كما ستؤمن “آلت سيتي” خدمات لدعم وتطوير المبادرات الصغيرة، ومساحة للعمل الإعلامي، بالإضافة الى تنظيم برامج تدريبية ومعارض فنية.

للمزيد من المعلومات الرجاء زيارة موقع آلت سيتي (www.altcity.me)

BARCAMP!

Have you ever been to one of those conferences where the speakers are announced months in advance, the schedule is set weeks in advance, you buy an expensive ticket (early because the tickets gets even more expensive as the deadline approaches) and the day finally comes, and head there ahead of time to get registered, get your badge and kit, etc… blah blah blah, decide what sessions you want to attend, plan your day(s) etc etc etc..

Session 1 : Blah Blah Intros
Session 2 – 9 : [pick a choice]
a. Wow, i just learned something great \
b. Interesting…
c. I wish i attended the other panel
d. *Fall asleep half way through*
e. Spam twitter/chat/bbm with how horrible the session is
in all cases, you wish the moderator has taken your question after having your hand up for 1/2 an hour…
Session 10 : Grand Finale Let’s go home!

NO! that’s exactly what BarCamp isn’t! [What is a BarCamp? Wikipedia]
Log on to our online page, sign up, and let us know what YOU want to talk about,
arrive on the day (July 30th, at AltCity, Hamra), plan the day with everyone else that has signed up, and let the day roll. Not only do YOU decide what the panels are, the sessions are about YOUr needs. Learn and contribute, that’s what it’s all about; just like you may have a problem dealing with your blogs analytics, others maybe having a problem with front end production, which could be your field of expertise that you could help them with…
think of it as a knowledge swap!

BarCamp Logo

Bar Camp by AltMedia

So, have you got a tech/online/blog problem you want an answer to?
Do you want to learn more about something?
Have you got some knowledge you can contribute?
What are you waiting for?!

Sign up for BARCAMP @ AltMedia Week [facebook]
have we mentioned you get a cool shirt too!?

BarCamp is part of AltMedia Week, organized by AltCity, give them some love: [twitter] [facebook] [web] and don’t forget to register for AltMedia Week HERE!

The AltMedia Experience: Where, What, & When

Finally the complete schedule for AltMedia Experience events has been released :).

Download the PDF  schedule : AltMedia – Detailed – Schedule

 – Monday July 25 2011 –

Workshop: Basics of Cinematic Storytelling, By: Mo Rida

A 3-part workshop. The first session will introduce participants to narrative structure in cinematic storytelling.

Monday, July 25th. 12:30 – 14:30

AltCity Main Workshop Space

30 people maximum

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AltCity – Behind the Scenes

Altcity team are working hard on “The AltMedia Experience” project..

TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

BeirutTweets  visited the team at AltCity and came with some pictures,  lets see what’s going on there…

AltCtiy team working..Hard!

Co-organizers discussing AltMedia..

The Wall, full of events, sounds interesting...

Painting the wall, for film screening maybe?

Stay tuned for more updates from AltCity

The AltMedia Experience | July 25-30, 2011

The AltMedia Experience will bring together a variety of community and corporate partners, media creators, innovators and activists around the themes of alternative media, new media, citizen journalism, and advocacy. The week-long event, at the end of July, will include a wide variety of activities, including media-focused art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and discussions, as well as fun and participatory cultural events in the evenings. This event is the first public (pre-launch) event at the new AltCity media/tech/social impact collaboration space that will be launching in Hamra this fall, and we’re excited to bring people into this space while it is still very much “in development” in order to engage the broader community in the design of both the physical space and the services/activities that will take place there.

The organization of The AltMedia Experience revolves heavily on openness and collaboration. Beyond providing logistical support and a venue, AltCity aims to bring together relevant organizations, companies, and individuals to organize and run different parts of the exhibition and events. We are also looking for corporate sponsors to help make this event possible. This will truly be a “crowd-sourced” event… join us!

Are you interested in playing a lead or contributing role in this exciting event?  Have ideas of something cool, interesting, or engaging that you would like to do there? Contact us ASAP at  altmedia@altcity.me

Originally from: Altcity.me website..

New Government on twitter!

It is always a great buzz monitoring Lebanese tweeps over government failures, collapses and formations, this is what happened in the first few minutes after the new government formation was announced:



 

Do you think the new government formation will make a difference in the development of our society? (Poll)
بعد ان تشكلت الحكومة.. لكم من الوقت تحتاج لوضع البيان الوزاري؟ (Poll)

MARCH!

The month of March can’t get anymore festive in Lebanon, almost everything is happening this March!!

1. Continuous marches against the sectarian regime across the country (twitter is flooding with images and tweets)
2. March 8/14 (no comment)
3. Lebanon Aggregator announced the “Top 10 Blogs in Lebanon
4. March 9, Have you seen Old Beirut?
4. March 11,  Lebanon’s No.1 Blog (see above) turns 1 .. This is Beirut by @meinlebanon
5. March 12, Lebanese Voices Blog turns 1!
6. March 14, Ink on the Side turns 1!
7. March15, The Maronite Church Elects Its 77th Patriarch
8. March 16 (TODAY) Blog Baladi turns 1 as well!!
(( baby-blog-boom last March 2010?!?!))
Upcoming:
9. March 22-25 Arabnet.me Conference next week in Beirut
10. March 24 Twestival Beirut if you haven’t planned to go yet, What are you waiting for?
11. More marches in March (maybe the name pun makes it an appropriate month for marching)

have we missed anything? let us know!

#Unitelb

Lebanese tweeps always on top of the trends, with the new #UniteLB, courtesy of @habibh : “#UniteLB is inspired by a hashtag I saw on #UniteBH

Edit: #Unitelb on NOWLebanon thank you Angie Nassar

lets #UniteLB
#UniteLB, no to sectarianism no to war lords leading us, the country belong to its youth! #Lebanon

Sunni, Shia, Christian, Secular and other, the rain comes down on all the same in #Lebanon. #unitelb

#UniteLB, because the youth doesn’t care about the political BS that is keeping us behind, and because we have a huge potential! #Lebanon
#UniteLB, because we are sick of being told what to do, who to cheer, who to hate… #Lebanon
#UniteLB, because we just want to hear more excuses from the govt parties blaming each others for our stupid slow Internet… #Lebanon
I am Shia, I am Maronite,I am Sunni,I am Greek Orthodox,I am Jewish,I am Druze,I am Catholic,I am Armenian Orthodox…I am LEBANESE #UniteLB
#UniteLB, no to sectarianism no to war lords leading us, the country belong to its youth! #Lebanon
#UniteLB to stop the brain drain in #Lebanonand bring back those who have migrated to other countries
#Egypt demolished the 30 year old Mubarak regime. Don’t you think we can at least demolish sectarianism? #UniteLB
#UniteLB, because we forgot really what divided us in the first place… #Lebanon
#UniteLB cuz I just wanna go home one day and stay there.
#UniteLB because we can do it!
#UniteLB because it’s the old generation who divided us… Make way for the united youth #Lebanon
#UniteLB before it’s too late ! #Lebanon
#UniteLB .. Secular , Free, and Democratic
#UniteLB, because there is no reason why Georges can’t marry Aisha in #Lebanon without any changing their religion
#UniteLB because we make the best Hommos! #justsayin
#UniteLB, because I no longer want to be a number of a sect. I want to be a citizen
#uniteLB the world can find itself another battlefield
#UniteLB because [L]ife [E]volves [B]etween [A]ll [N]eighbors [O]f the [N]ation
#UniteLB because your difference is beautiful ! #Lebanon
For the love of Lebanon #uniteLB
#UniteLB because this pluralistic society needs to evolve
#UniteLB so we could watch a remake of West Beirut called “One Beirut” during peace, with more coverage of Um Walid
#UniteLB, because I hate the stupid series of questions people ask to figure out what religion you are… #Lebanon
#UniteLB, because our divisions are not real… They are the consequence of failed leaders…
#UniteLB so that no corrupt thug becomes a member of the parliament
#UniteLB because division creates discrimination.
#UniteLB because it’s a great opportunity to fight underdevelopment, ignorance and poverty ! #Lebanon
#UniteLB Let us make #Lebanon, a better place to live and a better place to work. Unity is our strength.
#UniteLB because you forgot it for the last 35 years!#Lebanon
#UniteLB because we had enough nagging, whining, and complaining, we need to act now! #Lebanon
#UniteLB to build a strong, healthy, safe and beautiful#Lebanon
#UniteLB because we do not need other countries to decide on our present and our future!
Asking for peace in Lebanon, should not be equal to asking for a miracle #uniteLB Continue reading

Freaking Out About Beirut Security! (via Ink On The Side – @sareen_ak)

Do you feel secure with all the security all over Beirut?
Well, Sareen has something to say about it…

Freaking Out About Beirut Security! Seriously, I get that you have to protect us and everything, but seeing you in the morning while I’m just trying to park my car and go to work is freaking me out!  So much for a stress free Monday *grumble*! Anyway, hope you have a great day! … Read More

via Ink On The Side