Why Middle East News Matters

People at a wedding celebration in Jordan (Judith Scharnowski/Pixabay)

“Don’t try to explain — just describe. That’s the only way to get to the truth.” These were some of the first words of advice I received after arriving to freelance in Lebanon. They came from a young woman whom I had only just met, who rolled her eyes when I told her I was in Beirut as a journalist. “Not another one,” she laughed. Beirut is a hub for journalists from around the world, each covering the Middle East with their own agendas…