From the Editors
On the old white door to his apartment, there’s a note from the neighbors saying “Welcome home”. But friends and family are not the only ones relieved to see Zeid Hamdan out of jail. Only a few hours after the Lebanese musician was detained on Wednesday for “defaming the president” in his 2010 song General Suleiman, word had spread across Lebanon and beyond. Out of jail since three days, Zeid met with Mashallah News to talk about the detention, censorship, and his message of ...Keep Reading »
Jenny Gustafsson was born in the Scandinavian countryside, grew older and developed a taste for adventures, then discovered that life is all about collecting new experiences. She pends her days in Beirut writing, avoiding honking cabs, praising the sun and munching on foul.
"The most ironic aspect of the Hebrew University’s call for an oral history conference is that the campus stands on expropriated land... Given oral history’s tradition of advocacy for the displaced, these facts should give scholars contemplating participation in the oral history conference pause for thought."click | email | tweet