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


 

Taste of Cement: “We build, and then we destroy”

In a concrete room underground, the camera intricately zooms in and out of the faces of Syrian construction workers, capturing the tiny drips of sweat that stubbornly trickle down their faces. After a long day of working on tower blocks, the workers quietly retreat to their shabby mattresses and watch the news on their mobile phones or the television. In their eyes, there is...

Bu Nasser | Leen – Au Pays Des Merveilles (Remix)

New release by Bu Nasser & Leen Mostapha Director/ Editor: Ahmad Al Trabolsi D.O.P: Rami Ahmad Art Director: Mira Abou Malhab Sound Engineering: Original track by Cheb mami 1998 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3izIGNqRM8

Internalization of Arab Inferiority: Perceiving Ourselves through the Eyes of the Other

Encountering Westerners in Beirut is just as common as facing traffic in Ras Beirut. Within these encounters, conversations take place, and certain things are taken away from these conversations. A particular notion that sticks is the following: Western society and ideals are better than the Lebanese or Middle Eastern society. The internalization of Arab inferiority might seem like an abstract pretentious concept that remains...