Joey Ayoub is the MENA Editor at Global Voices as well as a Lebanese researcher from Beirut currently living in London. He is the founder of Hummus For Thought and mostly writes on Syria, Israel-Palestine, and Lebanon.
At the time of writing, his research is focused on two separate topics: “The Syrian Revolution and Civil War (2011- ) with a focus on civil society and self-organization efforts in liberated areas” and “the Politics of Language: the Intersection between Politics and Linguistics”. You can find out more at tinyurl.com/joeyayoubaboutme
Latest posts by Joey Ayoub
17 April 2017
‘Children Were Dying Everywhere': A Syrian Videographer Recounts the Al Rashideen Explosion That Killed Over 100
Abd Alkader Habak appears in a photo that was widely shared on social media in which he is running with an injured child in his arms. Here is what happened.
23 March 2017
As the Lebanese protest proposed increase in taxes, Global Voices asks a number of activists to explain what's at stake.
16 March 2017
14 March 2017
Fundamentalist backlash to a magazine article has thrown civil society in Douma and Eastern Ghouta into turmoil, as activists and journalists struggle to get back to work.
10 March 2017
Jaysh Al-Islam Is Leading Peace Talks in Geneva, While Clamping Down on Speech in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
The group controlling the region has shut down a magazine and five well-known civil society organisations, according to activists.
8 March 2017
3 March 2017
"The days passed, and I never expected to come back here, the place from where I entered humiliated...I never expected to get out of here."
24 February 2017
"Netanyahu's support for Trump and the wall shows in all its meanness how low the Israeli prime minister has reached. Shameful."
23 February 2017
21 February 2017
Some, however, warned that escalating tensions could end badly: "We live in the same region with Iran, any war on Iran means we all going to be devastated".
19 January 2017
What Eyewitnesses Say Happened When Israeli Police Tried to Demolish Umm el-Hiran, a Bedouin Arab Village
Eyewitnesses explain what happened in Umm el-Hiran on the morning of January 18, 2017 as Israeli authorities prepared to destroy a Bedouin village
29 December 2016
27 December 2016
Saudi Arabia has promised to stop using British-made cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in its air strikes in Yemen.
26 December 2016
Argentinian politician Juan Carlos Giordano of the 'Socialist Left' party called on the government of Argentina to cut all diplomatic ties with the Assad regime.
16 December 2016
Law enforcement officers in Lebanon are cracking down on unionists committed to organizing the country's migrant workers, and labor activists find themselves squeezed and left with few options.
30 November 2016
"I direct my message to Syrian activists [...] I ask them to send out our message that we have sacrificed for and keep on sacrificing."
19 November 2016
Eastern Aleppo Health Director: Due to Systematic Attacks Against Hospitals, All Are Now Out of Service
As the Syrian regime and Russian government continue their assault on besieged Eastern Aleppo, the Aleppo Health Directorate announced that all remaining hospitals in Aleppo are out of service.
13 November 2016
The people of Beirut were shocked this Saturday, when images of the city's last public beach, began circulating on social media, showing the site being destroyed by heavy construction equipment.
4 November 2016
25 October 2016
Renen Raz, an Israeli anti-colonial and queer activist, died this week. He's now being remembered for his passion for social justice in Israel-Palestine.