Walid el Houri is a researcher and journalist based between Berlin and Beirut. He holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam and is a former postdoctoral fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien (EUME) and the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin. His work and publications deal with protest movements, the politics of failure, and geographies of war and violence. Follow him on twitter @houriwalid
Published in: North Africa, West Asia: OpinionLebanon’s protesters want an end to incompetence, corruption and impunity
The country’s COVID-19 response has been a disaster – but the people expected nothing else after decades of abysmal...
Is Lebanon becoming a police state?
A year after protests swept the country, two and a half months after the Beirut port explosion, the Lebanese elite...
Lebanon’s deadly blast: when corruption turned into carnage
Since the massive explosion, the state has been absent, leaving people to fend for themselves – while leaders seem...
Published in: openDemocracyUK: InvestigationOxford and other top British universities under fire for sending students to illegal Israeli settlements
Amnesty says the universities are “actively linking themselves to a whole system of illegality, discrimination and...
Lebanon: a revolution redefining a country
It will be long. A regime as old as the Lebanese one will not go without a fight.
In Lebanon: new waves of hatred with little solidarity
The needed solidarity with Mashrou’ Leila has unintentionally overshadowed the thousands of Palestinian voices...