Florence Massena

People ski at the Mzaar Ski Resort in Mount Lebanon, Jan. 12, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Jamal Saidi)

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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.

How a landfill poses danger to Beirut flights

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Although the Costa Brava landfill, which is in close proximity to Lebanon’s only airport in Beirut, was closed, seagulls attracted to the waste pose a major threat to planes, while the government has yet to find a final solution to the two-year trash crisis.

Lebanon's new women's affairs minister fails to charm

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Lebanese women's rights organizations are unimpressed with the creation of the new Ministry of Women’s Affairs, saying women need more representation across the board, not the attention of a single body, particularly one run by a male appointee.

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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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