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Florence Massena

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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

Follow her on Twitter: @FlorenceMassena

A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the right to medical care.

20 January, 2021

With homes still destroyed and no one held accountable for Beirut's devastating port blast, plans to build a memorial site could prove controversial.

10 December, 2020

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

24 September, 2020

Lebanon is on the verge of a mental health emergency after the trauma of the devastating Beirut explosion.

01 September, 2020

Already deprived of basic rights and freedom, domestic migrant workers are now at greater risk of being abused as Lebanon remains under lockdown to battle Covid-19.

08 April, 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown may have put Lebanon's revolution on hold, but activists are organising despite the crisis and vow to renew the protest movement.

01 April, 2020

A couple who married in defiance of Lebanon's ban on civil unions then fled to Sweden risk being sent back after migration authorities judged their situation as 'safe'.

05 February, 2020

A couple who married in defiance of Lebanon's ban on civil unions then fled to Sweden risk being sent back after migration authorities judged their situation as 'safe'.

05 February, 2020

Video: Canadian-Lebanese film director Carol Mansour highlights the difficulties faced by Syrian men in Lebanon in her latest documentary, Men On Hold.

16 November, 2018

From child labour, to physical and emotional abuse, cruelty, early marriage, statelessness and even racism, Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner, Capharnaüm, tackles a number of issues.

29 October, 2018