Memories Of The Past
Tools for the Present
ذكريات الأمـــــــــس

عُدَدُ اليـــــومِ وعتاده
2010 - 2011
Supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)

As Lebanon cycles through conflicts and crises, straining the tenuous peace that took hold during the hasty ending of the civil war, people continuously wonder if the latest development will be the one to usher in another period of protracted turbulence. Some events grab headlines for days while other times episodes pass by without exceptional coverage although perhaps they were more deserving of rigorous debate and attention.

During the course of follow-up engagements between those involved with UMAM D&R's "What Is to Be Done?" initiative, the disparity in news coverage between Lebanon's various developments stuck out to the program’s most active participants and led them to wonder why some current and random events were construed as potentially detrimental to civil peace, and whether this designation was merited. Hence, "Random Acts of Violence vs. Civil Peace" was launched. These participants came together and decided which seemingly random events ought to receive further study and which newspapers this study should focus on.