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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Maryam Ghaddar

Guest Writer / Author

Maryam Ghaddar is a staff journalist at HOME for Lebanon magazine and has edited several articles for the publication in her spare time. She has lived half her life in the U.S. and the other half in Lebanon. In the Spring of 2018, she completed an internship with Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria on the Communications and Marketing team. Prior to this, Maryam served as copy-editor for the online desk of the Daily Star newspaper, and also expanded her portfolio by writing articles for the Arts & Culture section. Having earned her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wyoming, and after teaching 3rd grade English in Saida, Lebanon for two years, she decided to pursue a master's degree in Media and Journalism at the American University of Beirut. Maryam worked full-time as a news editor and anchorwoman at an English broadcast news station throughout her journey towards higher education. Maryam has a passion for reading and exploring the world's wonders. Her dream and greatest ambition for the future is to write books and someday work on the editorial team at a book publishing house. 

Latest Articles

Saving Lebanon, One Child At A Time

Save the Children Lebanon faces the unique challenge of serving 1.4 million children in the country in need of basic services — from food and water to protection and education. From...

In the Time of the Mulberry

New book explores Lebanon’s 19th century silk industry, religious taboos and the struggle of women. 19th century Lebanon was not so vastly different from the country...

Nature’s Lebanon: A Look at Veganism

Lebanese cuisine is deeply rooted – pun intended – in veganism. Mloukhieh with garlic boils and bubbles in a large ‘tanjara’ of vegetable broth, while...

Saida Al-Adeem: It Leaves You Spellbound

Traces of Lebanon’s history are widespread in the port city of Saida, with its medieval structures like St. Nicolas Cathedral, the Crusader Sea Castle,...

Lebanon’s Beaches by the Numbers

Illustrated by Sammy Ibrahim 11 kilometers of rocky areas 28°C average summer temperature 225 kilometers of coast 8% of Lebanon’s total area 49 kilometers of sandy...

Halabi Bookshop: From Neighborhood Grocery Store to Book Lover’s Paradise

Photos by: Maryam Ghaddar Walking through the red painted doorway of Halabi Bookshop, located near Horsh Beirut, we’re projected back in time. The owner, Abdallah...

Lebanese-American Author and Painter Rabih Alameddine’s Award-Winning Novel: “An Unnecessary Woman”

Lebanese-American author and painter Rabih Alameddine inspires a necessity for isolation, a quiet nook by the window overlooking damp winter afternoons in Beirut with...

Lebanon’s Superheroes: Marc Torbey

A Lebanese hero reflects on the work of Offre Joie, an NGO he credits with saving him. Article by: Maryam Ghaddar Sometimes it takes stepping out...

Waw! An Encounter with Arabesque Design

  WAW portrays an artistic image of Lebanon with its scrupulous designs. Influences from Lebanon and other Arabian countries are weaved into beautiful collections revealing...

Bed and Breakfast: Showcasing the Authentic Lebanon

  The provision of Bed & Breakfast is a rising trend in Lebanon. It offers tourists, or even locals, a glimpse of the country’s exceptional...