journalistin in beirut

Cairo Comics

24. March 2019 Feature, Radio

In Cairo and Beirut, female comic artists are drawing characters far beyond bold stereotypes. Meet Deena, Farida and Rawand, who illustrate stories about depression, men in need of emotional support, women dancing on the moon and a superheroine who does not have to care about economy. The radio feature was aired in German on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Fight for public places

1. July 2018 Feature, Online

Property speculation in Beirut is forcing tenants out of their homes and displacing fishermen from the port. Therefore, activists are fighting for their right to the city, access to beaches and parcs.

Beirut’s infamous Van No 4

12. May 2018 Allgemein, Radio

Van Number 4 became a socio-cultural phenomena in Beirut, cheap and fast transportation for students, doctors and shoeshiners. A city portrait along No 4’s route – through noisy hamra, busy basta al tahta, artificial bird sounds in downtown and real bird’s twittering in Horsh Beirut. Listen to the radio portrait here.

Neoliberal Beirut

20. March 2018 Radio, Reportage

Jackhammer and cement, cranes and concrete slabs: in Beirut, skyscrapers are rising, obstructing the Mediterranean view. Land ist privatized, laws attract profit-seeking investors; rents are rising, living becomes unaffordable. A fisherman, a professor, an activist and real estate developer about their fight for the right to the city – a fight for public spaces, affordable housing and access to the sea.

Storytelling in Beirut

18. March 2018 Radio, Reportage

Old men telling myths and stories in caf├ęs – that has been once upon a time: The tradition of the hakawati, storytellers, died out. In Lebanon it revives, with new topics, stories and female storytellers.