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 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!
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →