Joey Ayoub was the MENA Editor at Global Voices (2016-2019) as well as a researcher and writer currently living in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the founder of the ‘Hummus For Thought’ blog and mostly writes on Syria, Israel-Palestine, and Lebanon. He also hosts a podcast called The Fire These Times (thefirethisti.me).
He has a BS in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut, an MA in Cultural Studies from SOAS, University of London and is currently doing a PhD in Cultural Analysis at the University of Zurich.
Latest posts by Joey Ayoub from April, 2013
Video: Shop Assistants Beat South African Woman Accused of Shoplifting
Mother of four Esther Mankge, 49, was filmed begging for mercy while two alleged staff members of a local shop in Limpopo, South Africa, were beating her with ropes, belts, a broom and a rubber hammer.
U.S. Food Safety Groups Urge for Veto of ‘Monsanto Protection Act’
Food Safety activists are outraged over the passage of an act by the U.S Congress that protects genetically modified seeds from litigation regardless of the effects on the health of consumers.
Bhutan on the Road to Becoming Fully Organic
The Himalayan Kindgom of Bhutan, famous for its “Gross National Happiness” Index instead of Gross Domestic Product, has set itself the task of being the first country in the world to completely turn to Organic Agriculture.
Campaign Tackles Migrant Worker Exploitation in Lebanon
Seven NGOs in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs have recently launched the “Fi Chi Ghalat” (Something is Wrong) campaign, denouncing Lebanon's controversial Kafala (sponsorship) System through which all ‘unskilled laborers’ (domestic workers) must have an in-country sponsor responsible for both her or his visa and legal status. That sponsor is usually their employer as well. The online campaign calls for a change of the Kafala system and guaranteeing those workers their rights.