Mashallah News is composed of a group of journalists’, bloggers’ and graphic designers’ collective. Mashallah is their platform of disOriented news.

Mashallah News was born in 2010, at the end of a long and hot summer. They are based in Beirut, the funky and decadent capital of Lebanon.

They come from all over the Mediterranean sea and beyond. They were born and bred OR chose to live in the region. Mashallah News team aim at spreading a new outlook on countries from Morocco to Iran, everywhere the word Mashallah is used, thanks to their team of correspondents reporting from major cities in the region.

They are interested in underground cultural scenes, social taboos, multilingualism, identity crises, organic wine, urban planning, body painting, humor, art and going beyond mental, cultural and national frontiers.

They are tired of cultural propaganda, bribes, scape-goats, Lawrence of Arabia, CNN, ill-informed foreign correspondents, camels, Samuel Huntington, pollution, palm trees and flying carpets. They believe in describing cultural change, social issues and the unexpected, rather than repeating stereotypes and simpleminded images.

They are a multilingual platform because they want to reach English, French and Arabic speaking audiences.

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Generation(s) of Levantines

Mizrahim, Jews descending from the Arab world, remain outsiders in Israel, in a subordinate place in society and neglected in representations of Jewishness. The post Generation(s) of Levantines appeared first on Mashallah News.

Oct 21, 2016, 11:21 AM
Celebrating Filasteen

From lettuce, apricots and local bear to handicraft, music and contemporary art, Palestine has a festival scene that celebrates life’s more beautiful sides on many occasions throughout the year. The post Celebrating Filasteen appeared first on Mashallah News.

Oct 14, 2016, 10:09 AM
Cornered energies

Youth have no space to express themselves in Somalia/Somaliland, says photographer and artist Mustafa Saeed. So he created one, in neon and black and white. The post Cornered energies appeared first on Mashallah News.

Oct 11, 2016, 7:07 PM


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