journalist in beirut

Organic farmers in Lebanon grow vegetables without pesticides. They help tackling rising prices due to inflation and the war in ukraine.

Organic Farming in Lebanon

22. July 2022 Print, Reportage

Tarek Rabah was punk musician. Today he grows cucumbers, arugula and soon he will grow wheat on his farm.
Can people like him help the Lebanon to get out of the food crisis?

Expo in Dubai

16. January 2022 Feature, Radio

Dubai likes to market itself as a city of the future. With the Expo2020, Dubai wants to show that environmental protection and huge spectacles are compatible. Did that work?

Das Wohnzimmer der Familie al-Khodr

A window with too much view

4. September 2020 Online, Print, Reportage

There is a hole in the Beirut apartment of the al-Khodr family where aluminium once hold windows and the balcony door. Their memories are destroyed and so is their trust in the state. A report about the daily life in Beirut one month after the explosion at the port , describing how helping each other became a neccesity in face of the negligence and absence of the government. Printed and published online by the daily newspaper taz.

Rethinking Development Aid

30. September 2019 Radio, Web

For a long time, development aid followed this principle: Western “experts” travel to the Global South, helping with items they find useful. They forget that there is no garbage collection or playing basketball on an open field in summer brings no fun. But there is a change of thought: A delegation from Northrine Westfalia visits the Lebanese village El Kaa. They do not want to give money, but exchange experiences. How do they succeed? The audio reportage was aired byRead More

Fridays For Future in Lebanon

30. September 2019 Online, Print

No recycling system, clogged roads, electricity produced from fossil fuels. In Lebanon, there is much to do to protect the environment and the climate. Nevertheless, few people support the Fridays For Future movement. Why is that? The article was published in the taz and can be read online here.