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Florence Massena


Florence Massena is a freelance journalist based in Norway after six years spent in Lebanon. She reports on the environment, women's issues, human rights and refugees in the Middle East, Africa and Europe

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Amid further societal capitulation, Lebanon now faces the resurfacing of a water crisis that has placed families under renewed stress. The New Arab speaks with activists about their attempts to shed light on the issue.

16 September, 2021

With the first anniversary of the Beirut Port tragedy and Lebanon's myriad of problems continuing to deteriorate, the reopening of art galleries in Beirut's Mark Mikhael district offers a flickering hope of normality in Lebanon.

03 August, 2021

One group uniquely burdening the toll of Lebanon's issues are animals. Often left behind by their owners as they seek safe refuge, the once sheltered pets are roaming the streets unaccounted for. Now, concerned NGOs fear the results.

11 June, 2021

As a draconic Muslim-targeted legislation is passed in France on the eve of Ramadan, Florence Massena finds out the sentiments of French Muslims and what may lie ahead.

30 April, 2021

Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

19 April, 2021

Organisations like Nabad wish to give artists and cultural institutes their spark back to help them go on with their projects and ideas post the devastating Beirut port blast.

11 March, 2021

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

25 February, 2021

Arrested during a peaceful protest in Alger in November 2019, Walid Nekiche described to local newspaper the abuses he underwent until his release on February 1.

07 February, 2021

Arrested in 2017, human rights defender Ahmad Mansour has undergone unfair and inhumane treatments from the UAE's authorities

27 January, 2021

After Joe Biden was sworn in as its 46th president, the US faces questions on how to approach Jamal Khashoggi's murder blamed on the Saudi government, a key US ally.

21 January, 2021