A Cat Café is opening in Beirut

In addition to having plant-based and ethical food options, the animals at the cafe will all be rescued stray cats, fostered from the BETA’s shelter, and up for adoption.

The “forbidden” taste of Palestine

“I know our craft does not make much money like it used to. People used to rely on us for building their houses, furniture, wooden antiques. But not anymore.”

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.

The Beirut Women Film Festival celebrates women in all their roles

With its “women empowerment” theme, the aim of this festival is to shed light on women in front of and behind the camera lens, as well as those who envision strong female characters.

Nine Years Later: Will the Lebanese Parliamentary Elections Bring Change

On changes in the political structure, optimistic and pessimistic outlooks, and the potential turning points in the long-overdue parliamentary elections

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.

Lebanon’s Immigration Policies: A Human Rights Violation?

The real problem is that the General Security is the sole authority that elaborates immigration policies, and that regulations are often unpublished, and implemented without any legislative nor judicial oversight.