Beirut Today is an independent, community-based news platform based in Lebanon. We’re looking to create a comfortable space for back and forth discussion on the social, economic, and political issues that matter.


Beirut Today thrives on the contributions of authors from all walks of life. Anyone can write for Beirut Today, the newspaper runs an open publication policy, and our content will always remain free and accessible to all. You can submit your articles here!


Beirut Today is, first and foremost, community-based. We receive volunteer submissions from young writers, activists, academics, students, and more.

Believing in accountability and transparency, we find it necessary to disclose the generous partners who have supported us with the production of human rights content:

  • QARIB project, implemented by CFI and funded by the French Development Agency (AFD)
    • Three human rights documentaries to be released in April 2021
  • The European Endowment for Democracy (EED)
    • Core funding between January 2019 and March 2021 to produce human rights articles and videos

Currently, Beirut Today is seeking sustainable sources of funding through offering media consultancy services.

Structure and Management

Jad Chaaban
Marwan El Tibi
Mansour Khalife

Editorial Board
Jad Chaaban
Marwan El Tibi
Laudy Issa
Cynthia Saghir
Hussein Cheaito

Laudy Issa, Managing Editor
Lynn Sheikh Moussa, Reporter
Karem Monzer, Videographer


IMF Negotiation Committee agrees on unified numbers for financial losses

The Lebanese committee delegated with the task of negotiating a bailout plan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has finally reached a “unified vision” regarding the losses in the financial and banking sector following more than a year of dispute. “The previous dispute over the numbers has ended, and they have been unified. There is a clear agreement between Prime Minister Mikati, the Ministry of...

Protestors block roads across Lebanon over deteriorating living conditions

Demonstrators across Lebanon blocked roads in protest against worsening economic conditions and the collapsing currency.

Lebanon’s theft crimes increase by 265 percent compared to 2019

An average of 16 thefts per day were documented in Lebanon during October 2021, as per the Internal Security Forces.