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Giving Back & Inspiration

Go out into the world, but give back to the motherland. Be generous and kind. The world needs you. Lebanon needs you.

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ARIJ: Watchdog Journalism that Holds the Powerful to Account

Photos by Ala'a Sukhni, ARIJ “Against the odds, investigative journalism persists in the Middle East,” beams a headline in the Columbia Journalism Review, the leading publication for media industry professionals and academics. And one organization of watchdogs—Arab Reporters for Investigative...
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Roads for Life

Photo by: Khaled Harb In the hierarchy of bereavement, nothing exceeds a mother's grief. So what happens when a mourning mother steps out of the shadow of loss to shift gears and save lives? Photographs of a bright-eyed...
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A Little Bit of Magic! Magic for Smiles: Jamie Jibberish

Jamie Balfour-Paul is a magician! Not just an ordinary one: he is the only humanitarian magician based and working in Lebanon. Born in Beirut, the son of a British diplomat, Jamie attended boarding school in...
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Virtual Volunteering

Do you want to volunteer but find just getting to an assignment eats up your available time? Are fuel costs prohibitive, parking either nonexistent or too expensive, and public transportation unavailable? And even if...
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Gino Raidy: From Journalism to Blogging to Activism

Popular Lebanese blogger Gino Raidy talks civil society, liberal ideals and initiating change, walking us through his journey from blogging and journalism into impactful activism. Between Gino’s Blog and MARCH Gino Raidy started a blog in 2010 as...