Beirut’s historic landmarks between resilience and destruction: the case of Vendome Stairs

In recent years, several civil society groups have fought to protect what little is left of public spaces in Beirut.

Lyrics from Mashrou' Leila's Tayf (Ghost). (Christina Atik | Beirut Today)
Thousands protest Mashrou’ Leila cancellation through massive concert in Beirut

Thousands stood in solidarity with Mashrou’ Leila, following the cancellation of their concert at the.

Lebanese musician and singer Marcel Khalife opening the 2019 Baalbeck International Festival. (EPA)
The Politics Behind Marcel Khalife Skipping The National Anthem And The Public’s Reaction

In response to his critics, Marcel Khalife released a statement protesting the situation the country is in because of the current political leadership.

Lebanese actor Ziad Itani being carried after his release in 2018. (AP Photo | Hussein Malla)
Ziad Itani, Lebanon’s torture epidemic and its frail courts

In his harrowing testimony, Ziad Itani said he was hung by his wrists for hours, kicked in the face enough to damage his teeth, and threatened with rape.

Protesting the Bisri Dam (ejatlas.org)
The Bisri Dam Project in Lebanon is a “Ticking Atomic Bomb”

Despite the benefits that the CDR is promising from the Bisri Dam project, environmental activists are not convinced and for good reason.

Police on site where Daniel Ezzedine, a student of Lebanese decent, was attacked in Canterbury. (Kent Online)
A small UK community mobilized when teen of Lebanese descent was assaulted

“Here, people don’t want others to feel unsafe.”

Lebanese University student protests the government's austerity measures. (Facebook / تكتّل طلاّب الجامعة اللبنانية)
Here’s How (And Why) Sectarian Politics Suppressed the Lebanese University Strike

The LU strike saw independent movements finding a space of resistance & members of sectarian parties putting their needs ahead of party loyalty.

LebMASH's Executive Director Souad Al Challah (left) and "Break The Silence" winner Johnny Zakhour.
Do Lebanon’s Future Doctors Accept the LGBTQ+ Community? LebMASH BTS Winner Explores

Does the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon trust healthcare providers? Do future doctors accept queer patients?

The work of Marlene Juliane, an illustrator based in Germany, often redefines femininity using nudity and body hair.
The Artists of Instagram on the Real Women of the World

It’s high time that hegemonic “feminine” standards are ousted by the realities of what it means to be a woman. Marlene Juliane’s art does that.

Jowan Safadi: The Trials and Tribulations of Being An Arab Artist

In Jowan Safadi, radical art meets radical politics. The Palestinian musician makes provocative and accessible political music that’s much lacking in the Arab world.