Juliane Metzker, Hostwriter 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[…]

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,[…]

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 cooperation among journalists نتشرف بدعوة عامة[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]