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Lebanon

Eliana Maaz, ambassador for Lebanon

Eliana Maaz is a student of journalism and communication at USEK – Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, 20 km north of Beirut. She is eager to work as a photojournalist and has covered topics such as poverty in Lebanon or the… Continue Reading →

How „hostwriter“-style networking helped me in Beirut

My stay in Beirut is over – time to check out the fruits of the experiment: Has „hostwriter“-style networking helped me to find stories in Beirut? Have I met protagonists who I wouldn´t have if I relied on news agencies… Continue Reading →

Juliane Metzker, ambassador for Germany and Lebanon

Juliane Metzker works as a freelance print, online and videojournalist for Qantara. She covers stories in the Middle East and will move back to Beirut next year. You can find Juliane on Twitter @J_Metzker. Dear Juliane, welcome to the team!… Continue Reading →

Thank you for a great hostwriter-meeting in Beirut!

On Wednesday, Dec. 4th, we had our first-ever hostwriter-meeting: We were small group of international journalists based in Beirut, two Lebanese, two Italians, two Germans, one colleague from Egypt and one from Algeria (who skipped the photo). Thank you so… Continue Reading →

Invitation: our first hostwriter-meeting in Beirut!

Dear journalists based in Beirut, we are happy to spread the word about hostwriter, a non-profit, global network for cooperations among journalists نتشرف بدعوة عامة للمشاركة في التعرف و نشر الكلمة عن هوست ريتر ،الشبكة العالمية (غير هادفة للربح) للشراكات… Continue Reading →

Lebanon #5: „Are you going to hell, or to Hamra…?“

Don´t get me wrong: I love Hamra, the bustling hub in Beirut with nice cafés, fancy bars and a good nightlife. I enjoy staying here with my two roommates and the four cats. But last week, I really had it…. Continue Reading →

Lebanon #4: „I use my pen to battle ignorance and misinformation“

Mohammed Ali Nayel, 31, journalist & fixer from Beirut Moe Ali Nayel started working as a fixer for international journalists in the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon. Confronted with news coverage that felt to him „completely a-factual and sensationalist“, Nayel… Continue Reading →

Lebanon #3: My first 10 days in Beirut

One thing I know for sure: Without local contacts or fellow journalists, you´re kind of lost in Lebanon! Above the surface, things could make you believe that everything´s alright. The Syrian civil war seems far away when you strall along… Continue Reading →

Lebanon #2: I like Mondays!

I had a safe trip to Beirut on Saturday afternoon, enjoyed spending most of Sunday chatting in the kitchen with my new flatmate (a professional belly-dancer and a very cool lady, you´ll meet her soon!) and prepared myself for the… Continue Reading →

fieldwork in Lebanon #1: Bye-bye, Berlin!

Does hostwriter work? How far can you go when you collaborate with colleagues? Thanks to an IJP Middle East Fellowship, co-founder Tabea Grzeszyk will spend the next two months in Lebanon. There, she is going to put hostwriter through a… Continue Reading →

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