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Joey Ayoub · March, 2015

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.

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Latest posts by Joey Ayoub from March, 2015

Omani Blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi Disappeared At UAE Border

Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman, according to a statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Lebanese-Armenian Protesters Trap Turkish Ambassador in Beirut Theater

Around 60 Lebanese Armenians trapped the Turkish ambassador to Lebanon inside a movie theater, protesting the Turkish Government's official stance denying the 1915 Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

Israeli Bloggers Ask: Why is Gaza Not an Issue in the Upcoming Israeli Elections?

Bloggers at Israeli-Palestinian online magazine +972 are wondering why Gaza is not on the agenda of any of the major political parties as Israel gears up for general elections on...

First #AskHamas Session Ends With ‘Some Interesting Results’

Hamas is holding a five-day Twitter session hashtagged #AskHamas. While most Western media outlets focused on the backlash the campaign generated, little attention has been paid on Hamas’ answers.

How One Lebanese NGO is Helping Syrian Refugees

The 'Lebanese for Refugees' NGO is attempting to alleviate the suffering of Syrians living in Lebanon's refugee camps. Joey Ayoub takes a closer look to find out how

Outrage as ISIS Destroys Ancient Assyrian City

The looting and destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud by the radical group ISIS has been called a "war crime" by UNESCO.

Netanyahu's Speech to Congress Was Polarizing, to Say the Least

In the United States, and elsewhere, reactions to the speech by many public figures and ordinary Internet users were unusually negative.

Gazan Doctor Aims to Rebuild Strip's Only School for Disabled Children

A Gazan doctor teams up with human rights activist to rebuild Gaza's only school for disabled children.

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