Florence Massena

Migrant domestic workers hold placards and chant slogans during a May Day parade to support the rights of migrant domestic workers, downtown Beirut, Lebanon, May 1, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

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Website helps Lebanon's migrant workers expose abuse

Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are not protected by labor laws, but a new website hopes to give them a voice to speak out against abuse.

Lebanese designers keep waste from going to waste

Monday, Jun. 12, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Eco-friendly Lebanese designers are creating chic clutches and other products from plastic bags, bottles and other discarded materials.

Online database gives uncensored look into Lebanon's censorship

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

A Lebanese NGO has launched a virtual library to track the history of banned artistic works and products in Lebanon, shedding light on evolving limits of freedom of expression in the country.

Lebanon’s female graphic designers draw battle lines

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Women dominate the graphic design scene in Lebanon, but their work is more valued abroad than at home.

Beirut Design Week takes on collaboration, security and community

Monday, May. 22, 2017 | Florence Massena, Contributor

Beirut Design Week brings together Middle East designers, providing them opportunities to further collaborations.

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Florence Massena

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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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