Between Religion and State: Civil marriage remains an elusive goal

Ever since the Ottoman era, civil marriage has been banned due to sectarian and political reasons. This has forced several couples to wed abroad, and then return to Lebanon to register their marriages as “foreign.”

Megaphone, the new media kid playing with the big guns

Megaphone provides “an alternative way of commenting, and analyzing news through fact-checking and in-depth analysis”, especially of topics avoided in the mainstream media, such as LGBTQ+ issues.

What is Beirut to you?

We don’t live in a utopia, but we are at least entitled to decide what Beirut is, and what Beirut isn’t.

Lebanese youth network demands student contract to safeguard rights

The final objective, and in the context of the upcoming elections, is to reach out to the Ministry of Education and demand that the state regulates and monitors the performance of private and public institutions of higher education.

Gender and the Lebanese Theatre: “The Strange Adventures of Victoria”

The employment of satire in shedding light on adversity is both intense and effective in conveying this struggle in a creative manner.

#StopThem in Riad al-Solh Square

A group of experts were spread out in the Square, to guide attendees on the dangers of incineration and the expansion of landfills, and by answering any questions they might have about the crisis and available alternatives.

“Ahla Fawda” Keeping Akkar’s Feet Warm

The NGO’s most recent initiative, the “Warm Feet Campaign”, seeks to provide cloth donations to refugee camps, with a  focus on gathering shoes.

Myth Buster: “An Incinerator for Beirut?”

All factors considered, the film makes it clear that although incinerators may work in Denmark, this waste management strategy is practically unfeasible in Lebanon.

An interview with Ziad Abi Chaker

Beirut Today sat down with Ziad Abi Chaker on Jan. 30th to discuss his projects.

Beirut Film Society: What is the Cinematic Culture in Lebanon

A low-down on Lebanon’s cinematic culture by expert, enthusiast, and founder of Beirut Film Society Sam Lahoud.