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Maghie Ghali


Maghie Ghali is a British-born Lebanese journalist currently working as a reporter in Lebanon.

Across the last 100 years, the fate of Beirut's design scene has been inextricably linked with political realities on the ground. A new design exhibition in Belgium tells this story, and how contemporary Lebanese designers endure present stress.

26 May, 2022

Any optimism borne from Lebanon's October 2019 revolution seems to have dissipated, with most Lebanese citizens broadly apathetic about real political change in the country. The New Arab speaks with potential voters about their electoral grievances.

10 May, 2022

Lebanese activists took to the streets to denounce the country's apathy to victims of sexual harassment after a 16-year-old girl was assaulted in Tripoli. The case has reignited a long-running battle to claim justice for victims of abuse.

08 March, 2022

Lebanese women have been disproportionately affected by Lebanon's continued crises, none more so in terms of pregnancy and period products which have seen price hikes in recent months, affecting not only family planning, but women's mental health.

17 November, 2021

Amid economic ruin, Lebanon's small-scale farmers have been offered a lifeline by teaming up with a European culinary company to help ship their produce abroad. We speak with the company and Lebanese farmers about the project's goals and impact.

08 November, 2021

Beirut's Sursock Palace was one of many historical sites destroyed by the Beirut Port explosion in 2020. Now, a team of local and European cultural enthusiasts have come together to bring one of Beirut's most enchanting buildings back to life.

15 October, 2021

A new festival in Lebanon, Jeyetna, has been set up to help prevent period poverty after price hikes have caused the much-needed products to skyrocket in recent months. The New Arab speaks with the founders on its importance, and what women can do.

24 August, 2021

With petrol now a rare commodity, and growing more expensive due to recently lifted state subsidies, some in Beirut have taken to cycling as an alternative. 

22 July, 2021

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of Israel.

07 April, 2021