Habib Battah

Habib Battah

Habib Battah is an investigative journalist and founder of the news site beirutreport.com. Battah has covered Lebanon and the Middle East for over 15 years and teaches journalism and media studies at the American University of Beirut.

Middle East

A new politics is rising in Lebanon

With each new crisis, alternatives to an entrenched, sectarian political system are growing stronger and more organised.

A new politics is rising in Lebanon

Lebanon

An open mic revolution in Lebanon

Ordinary citizens with real problems are finally getting some time in the national spotlight.

An open mic revolution in Lebanon

Media

Analysis: Just as innocent - comparing Beirut and Paris

A Lebanese journalist asks why we categorise Lebanese victims as we mourn French ones.

Analysis: Just as innocent - comparing Beirut and Paris

Arts & Culture

Syrian media migrate to Lebanon

War-torn country’s TV industry has found refuge, but cannot ignore the conflict back home.

Syrian media migrate to Lebanon

Germany

Remembering the Sabra-Shatila massacre

On the 30th anniversary of the Sabra-Shatila massacre, some say it is just one chapter in the rich history of violence.

Remembering the Sabra-Shatila massacre

US & Canada

In the US, Gaza is a different war

Analyst says mainstream US media prioritises Israel's version of the conflict.

In the US, Gaza is a different war

Archive

When assumption trumps objectivity

After four weeks of devastating Israeli air raids across Lebanon, American news network NBC began its Nightly News bulletin with its anchorman, Brian Williams, asking: "Does the US really have any influence in this war?"

When assumption trumps objectivity

Archive

Watching American TV in Beirut

War in Lebanon has once again become breaking news on television screens across the world, but a growing body of distorted reporting is being disseminated just as rapidly as the country is being destroyed.

Watching American TV in Beirut