As I began writing, I got a personal LinkedIn message from a Lebanese TV newscaster who asked if she should apply to work at CNN after I’d posted an announcement about an opening at the network’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi bureaus.

Another TV journalist I know is leaving with her…

A probe into last year’s cataclysmic Beirut port blast requiring top political and security figures appear before an investigator led to three key resignations this week from the board of Lebanon’s Press Order when its head sided with officials’ cover-up attempts.

The resignations followed a statement by the Order’s president…

As the clock ticks to the first anniversary of the Beirut port’s near-nuclear blast, with no one held accountable, there’s hell to pay.

A reported 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate parked in a hangar at the port triggered a terrifying toxic explosion on August 4, 2020, and a multi-colored mushroom…

Almost a year after a cataclysmic, near-nuclear, explosion obliterated the port of Beirut, decimated a huge chunk of Lebanon’s capital city, killed more than 200 people (total numbers undetermined), and destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands, there’s still no definitive culprit.

Beirut port blast mushroom cloud seen by the author from miles away (Abu-Fadil)

“Like flies to wanton boys are we to…

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire…During the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR…

Revising an annual media publication to include developments during a period gripped by a virus that’s upended everyone’s life is hard enough, so adding fast-paced innovation to the blend makes it doubly challenging.

Producers of the Innovation in Media 2021 World Report come to the rescue by featuring the latest…

The pictures said it all: elderly women attending a private birthday party at Cairo’s exclusive Geriza Sporting Club devouring cakes shaped like female and male genitalia and relishing every moment.

Someone decided to shoot pictures of the giddy group and share them, which inevitably led to viral distribution this week…

No sooner had news of Wednesday’s Capitol Hill onslaught flooded social media, traditional outlets and multiple sources of information than worldwide comments, analyses, posts and cartoons weighed in on the mind-boggling implications.

They ranged from hilarious, sarcastic and critical to serious and jarringly alarmist. …

As Lebanon continues its slide into the abyss, memories of its attractions are becoming distant for those who lived through its “golden era,” and are non-existent for despairing younger generations heading for the exits, conditions permitting.

The land of the cedars, once dubbed a welcoming “Paris, or Switzerland, of the…

A lone dancer expresses his pain against a backdrop of destruction with a melancholy bouzouki providing the haunting sounds that reflect broken dreams, torn ties and feelings of loss.

The man, dressed in black shirt and trousers, is performing the Zeibekiko — improvised steps of what’s also known as the…

Magda Abu-Fadil

Magda Abu-Fadil is a veteran foreign correspondent/editor of international news organizations, former academic, media trainer, consultant, speaker and blogger.

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