Members of the March 14 coalition this week announced the formation of a committee to reorganize and rejuvenate the group. The committee called for a new representative body that would grant civil societies and nonparty members a voice in policy decisions.
Frustrated with low living standards and poor public services, an anonymous group hacked Lebanese government websites this week, calling for immediate attention to these shortcomings. The group, calling itself "Raise Your Voice," hacked at least 15 websites, including that of the Presidency and the Ministries of Energy, Water, Justice, and Foreign Affairs, among others.
Born from the flurry of protests that engulfed the country following the death of late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, the March 14 Alliance celebrated its seventh anniversary this week. Contrary to previous years, politicians chose to take the back seat this year and give civil society leaders the platform to preach values March 14 officials have been supporting for years.