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Kidnapped by Hezbollah, Jailed by the Army Fighting for Freedom without Wasta Interview with Journalist Rami Aysha

2Famous.TV Radio also features Moe Kabbara, Habib Batha, Chady Abusleiman and Edd Abbas.

In this Live 2Famous.TV Radio Production from Radio Beirut we start off meeting young Lebanese/Canadian musician Moe Kabbara who is in town and plays for us.

Then we get to meet journalist Rami Aysha who has been working on cases that have gotten him trouble with the authorities. He was kidnapped by a military organization in South Beirut when working on a story about arms dealing and later handed over to the military who kept him for one month without pressing charges. He tells us about his case and how the situation for freedom of press is in Lebanon right now.

He is joined by Habib Batha from Beirutreport.com who also have been assaulted while working as a journalist.

Chady Abusleiman drops by and tells us about the Secret Walls Art Project happening also in Beirut these days!

Then, Edd Abbas of Fari2 Al Atrash, introduces us to his Latest Album, Tripnol.

The Show is Hosted by Matias... [more]

By @mrmatias
Meet The Boundary Pusher Danish/Palestinian Poet Yahya Hassan Is This Controversial Poet Fueling Racism?

– Danish poet in Beirut sums up everything you need to know about Palestinian Poet in Denmark

This is a text montage, a text-collage of articles on Yahya Hassan, a recent young literary phenomenon in Denmark. Everybody knows about him. I just left Denmark’s community of words, and then this fucking happens, someone stole my breakthrough. He is a Palestinian refugee from Lebanon lashing out on his own kind in the Muslim ghettos of Aarhus, Denmark where he grew up, blaming his parents for their lack of care towards their children. For that he got an enormous amount fame in Denmark, no poet/writer has ever accomplished such attention in that short time.

It ran in a Danish newspaper. I saw/listened to the recitation and while I did that, death threats were pouring into the comments section. And a fiery debate was going on. I was curious.

Translated into English:

“You don’t want pork meat, may Allah praise you for your eating habits, you want Friday prayer till the next Friday prayer, you want Rama... [more]

By Contributor
assassinassad.com All you Need to Know about the Assassination of Assad the Assassin

– new website launched by 2famous.TV

I’m not going to talk too much about Syria now, as I kind of think that there is way too much talk about Syria anyways. Newspapers all over the world has been pouring out tons of truth, assumptions, and lies about what’s going on – and what’s going to happen. France and the UK are just dying to kill, while the UN is begging them to “give peace and diplomacy a chance”. All they are waiting for is to get a GO from the US, and they will be back in a battlefield their grandparents have medals from.

Whatever happens it’s going to be chaotic – basically because it’s already chaotic. That’s why we figured we should try to help you navigate in the information out there, so we put together a little aggregator that will bring you tweets and articles about #Syria and #Assad.

assassinassad.com

We’re also putting together a list of bloggers to put on this s... [more]

By 2famousTV
Israel offers free education All you have to give away is your opinion! Promoting "Democracy" with bribes!

Israel plan to Bribe its own Students to get positive PR on Social Media

The day after Israel occupied even more of Palestine by approving another settlement in east Jerusalem—and a mere week after some Israeli soldiers crossed into Lebanon—the Israeli Government has decided it needs some good PR. How? By simply bribing student nationals with scholarships at its seven universities in exchange for the students making pro-Israel Facebook posts and Tweets targeted towards foreign audiences.

It is now possible to sell your opinions and get paid with education. Smooth. I guess when brainwashing your own people doesn’t work, paying them to promote scripted opinions is easier?

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By @mrmatias
Zimbabwean Elections: Mugabe Has a Mole! Even Israeli Mercenaries Exposed!

Will the African Whistleblower lead Zimbabwe to democracy?

Dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe (89), has promised a reward of $300,000 to anyone who can provide the location of an anonymous blogger who’s been creating quite a stir in the country by exposing damaging details from high-level party meetings, allegations of voter fraud, and embarrassing gossip. He then gives private phone numbers for his fans to harass the officials in question. Now everyone wonders if the African Whistleblower will be able to effect the upcoming elections that are scheduled to be held at July 31st.

Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 33 years, and many expect him to delay or rig the elections or even stay in power if he loses.

Mugabe, who became poisoned by power very quickly, has lead the beautiful country to both disaster and bankruptcy. Financially he achieved a new world record in inflation when the Zim Dollar hit 132 million % inflation some years ... [more]

By @mrmatias
The real Law is #Fame

Thank God that #Marte is free!
But what about her less #Famous sisters?

#Marte flew safely back home today, and we are very happy for her. Thankfully her ordeal is over, at least the worst of it. Her case—when inspected beyond the screaming headlines—is much more interesting than it appears. This is not just about Marte, however—and a lot has already been said—but rather the media hysteria she got enveloped in. She became a veritabel #Superstar overnight – too Famous to jail, as it turns out, and that’s Famous with capital f!  We @2famousTV leave no stone unturned in our quest for #Fame—as we are changing the world for the better (or worse), one Like at a time!

Worldwide condemnation

A short recap: As the news of Marte’s conviction hit the fan, the Western world virtually exploded in [more]

By knutole
We are Legion rLOVEution So Please Expect Us

It’s still a demonstration even if it’s just YOU!

Disclaimer:  This text is part hyperbole, part propaganda, part outright lies; add a heavy color-corrected snap of reality and sprinkle with bits of truth—and you have the recipe for a political truth cake á la mode.  (It’s cooking at 2famous.TV!)

There was demo in the air today.  I clicked Join on a Facebook event to demonstrate for #Snowden and walked downtown.

#Snowden—to update you—is still in Moscow airport, now apparently granted political asylum by Venezuela. He’s having trouble finding a flight-path there, however, countries along the way threaten to force down any plane carrying Snowden if it crosses their airspace.  The King of Norway—or the ones below him in our constitutional hierarchy of governance—has threatened to do the same.  And then of course... [more]

By knutole
You heard it here first folks! #SNOWDEN CAUGHT in Twitter's GEO-FENCE!

—It’s a divide and conquer war against activists!
—Join the boiling debate on the internet right now!

It came to the attention of the ever vigilant 2famous.TV eye today that #Snowden—the NSA whistleblower that not even the NSA knows where is right now—is wholeheartedly trending on Twitter— but still DOES NOT SHOW UP in worldwide Twitter trends!

This has caused massive speculation online whether Twitter is deliberately censoring the #Snowden hashtag.  That sure is a juicy #conspiracy theory.  More likely, however, it’s ... [more]

By knutole
Russell Brand Makes Fun of Rude TV Host Calls her a "Shaft Holder" LIVE on American TV

– 2Famous.TV colleague, Russel Brand, soon to come to Lebanon!

Superstar Standup Comedian and colleague actor Russel Brand recently recently used his fame to make fun of the whole MSBC TV News crew in a Live Interview.

2Famous.TV got a hold of the exclusive video where Brand challenges the hosts to talk about Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden and stuff that matters. It seemed like the hosts of the show had no idea who these iconic figures of our generation were. The subjects Brand wanted to talk about proved to be to difficult for the “journalists” who hadn´t even learned Russell Brand’s name before the interview.

But don’t worry, Russell Brand gets to call the main interviewer a “Shaft Holder” in the end of the show.

Coming to Lebanon? Our Colleague Russel Brand is reported to come to Lebanon during his up and coming world tour called the Messiah Complex, but we are still waiting for... [more]

By @mrmatias
Is Twitter Becoming Too Serious for The Middle East

We used to tweet anything, and then laugh about it and just say: Haha it’s just twitter, it’s not like it’s going to get us in trouble or really make an impact… Well those days are over now that a man was sentenced to 5 years in prison in Kuwait for what must have been the most extremely insulting tweet of all times.

Although I haven’t seen the tweet, it is hard to believe that it could be so insulting it justifies 5 years behind bars. Let’s assume the tweet was fully loaded and contained all 140 characters. That would mean this very unlucky tweep got about 12.5 days in jail for every character. If he had written a letter he would have been gone for life!

Also, do you get longer sentences if you have many followers? Will the Emir pardon you if you have less than 30 followers? Not to mention how they are going to calculate sentences for re-tweets or favorite... [more]

By @mrmatias
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