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.


Crowd-Sourced

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!


Funding

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

Co-Founders
Jad Chaaban
Marwan El Tibi
Mansour Khalife


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


On-the-ground
Laudy Issa, Managing Editor
Lynn Sheikh Moussa, Reporter
Karem Monzer, Videographer


 

Latest Content

Jerusalem as seen in AUB’s archives

The means through which political stances are expressed today are limitless. After US President Donald Trump’s recent announcement on Jerusalem, social media websites were flooded with rage and protests were held across many areas in the country. Did Lebanese universities have anything to say about recent developments? The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut, the University Libraries, and Archives and...

Faculty Members at the American University of Beirut Release A Statement on Jerusalem

American University of Beirut Faculty Statement on Jerusalem. Released 19/12/2017 On December 6, 2017 President Trump declared that the United States recognizes occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This announcement represents a significant violation of fundamental principles of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention that protects any peoples under military occupation. We, the undersigned faculty members at the American University of Beirut, strongly condemn President...

100 Years after Balfour Conference: An Exploration of the Past and Future of Palestine

On  December 13th and 14th, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) hosted an academic conference titled  “100 years after the Balfour Declaration and 70 Years after the Partition Plan”, in collaboration with the Institute for Palestinian Studies. In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the conference could not have come at...