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Joey Ayoub · March, 2017

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, 2017

Activists Cry Foul as Lebanon Imposes a Tax Hike Right Before Postponing Elections, Again

As the Lebanese protest proposed increase in taxes, Global Voices asks a number of activists to explain what's at stake.

A Syrian Activist's Japanese-Language Message to the People of Japan

"Syria is witnessing a revolutionary call for freedom and dignity for its entire people." Will Japan help?

Syrian Civil Society in Douma Navigates a Tough Crackdown

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.

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.

Palestinians Mourn ‘Intellectual-Activist’ Killed in Gun Battle With Israeli Forces

"Why is his people absent? Who was those that were supposed to protect him? Who was supposed to hide him?"

Two Syrian Activists Explain Their Experiences Being Imprisoned by ISIS in Al Bab

"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."

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