Minister Mitri has very promptly and kindly responded to my email of the letter I just posted. The following is his response:
"Thank you so much for your message. Could not but agree on enhancing transparency and on the need to overhaul censorship laws.
Tarek Mitri "
I would like to echo Mustapha at Beirut Spring: The Minister is gracious and open to suggestions. If you have concrete suggestions send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.