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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Walls of the GCC

Cities in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE share a common emerging culture: counter-narratives graffitied on their buildings and walls. The post Walls of the GCC appeared first on Mashallah News.

Jan 6, 2017, 4:15 PM
Memories & self-reconstruction

Love, grief, life and death – all of these suddenly take on a whole new meaning when the place you call home is drawn into conflict and violence. In Libyan poet Nora M. Barghati's world, the dark is turned into an act of cultural revival. The post Memories & self-reconstruction appeared first on Mashallah News.

Dec 15, 2016, 5:06 PM
Mabrouk, Mashallah!

Here is a list with our favourite all-time reads, from each of Mashallah’s co-founders and current and former editors. Enjoy! The post Mabrouk, Mashallah! appeared first on Mashallah News.

Dec 8, 2016, 9:25 AM


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