Florence Massena


Ras Beirut's landmark Rose House, an Ottoman villa that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 24, 2014. (photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Beirut's heritage buildings threatened by urbanization

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Activists in Lebanon are demanding new laws to preserve heritage buildings, as chaotic urban planning and archaic laws are leading to the disappearance of Beirut’s oldest houses.

Documentary sews Palestinian narrative through women's eyes

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

“Stitching Palestine,” a documentary film, adopts a motif of traditional Palestinian embroidery to focus on the lives of 12 Palestinian women who are all living in exile, and what Palestine means to them.

Lebanese slopes offer more than just snow

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Ski resorts in Lebanon are gearing up for non-snow activities as ski season comes to a close after attracting larger-than-usual numbers of visitors.

Graphic novel illustrates life of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

A French NGO launched a project, with the help of five artists from Syria, Lebanon and France, to publish a graphic novel on the financial, emotional and social struggle of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Is Lebanon on the path to decriminalizing homosexuality?

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Education and awareness seem to be the solutions to creating a society and legal system that are more tolerant toward the LGBT community in Lebanon.

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Florence Massena is a journalist based in Beirut who writes about economic, cultural and social matters. She studied political science and journalism in Toulouse, southern France, and has traveled in the region since 2010. She mainly focuses on heritage and women's issues, as well as positive ideas for Lebanon.

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