Florence Massena


People watch as Lebanese army soldiers patrol a street at the entrance to the border town of Arsal, Lebanon, July 22, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)

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Lebanese society on edge with Arsal raid, battle

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Activists and lawyers defending Syrian refugees in Lebanon and uncovering human rights violations committed against them are receiving threats and are banned from expressing their opinion.

Cyclists get a bumpy ride in Beirut

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Cyclists are becoming a more common sight on Beirut's treacherous roads, despite a lack of safety infrastructure.

Lebanese activists fight against child marriage with videos

Sunday, Jul. 23, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Lebanese nongovernmental organizations and artists use videos to create awareness of the risks of early marriage, which affects 6% of all girls in Lebanon.

Water pollution in Lebanon reaching dangerous levels

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Activists and scientists are increasingly concerned about water pollution in Lebanon and request action from the government, which has not acted on the urgent situation so far.

Lebanon’s summer music festivals range from chic to psytrance

Sunday, Jul. 9, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

From international concerts by the sea to gatherings at a family estate, Lebanon’s festivals offer a variety for music lovers.

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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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