Monthly Archives: June 2010

One mans terrorist…

A few days after 11/9 2001 all employees at Reuters received an email telling them that from now on the use of words like terrorist and terrorist attacks were forbidden. The idea behind it is that one mans terrorist is … Continue reading

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An Arab Comes to Town

This is the name of a documentary made by the Danish journalist Georg Larsen and Lebanese filmmaker Ahmad Ghossein. The film shows Ahmad on his first trip to Denmark meeting Danes with Arabic backgrounds and hearing them tell about their … Continue reading

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Home is where the heart is…

But then what do you do when your heart is a place that’s just a bit too expensive? That’s a question I’ve had to deal with after coming to Beirut. It’s always hard moving to a new city and having … Continue reading

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The bittersweet taste of being Danish

One of the reasons I came to Beirut is to learn Arabic. Which is why I told myself and others before I left that I didn’t want to mingle too much with Danes here. And had I come any other … Continue reading

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My first conversation in Arabic

One of the main reasons I came to Lebanon is to learn Arabic. As a journalist, and especially one with a passion for the Middle East, it would be quite practical. I spoke Arabic as a child. And I took … Continue reading

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My first Lebanese experience

So I arrived in Beirut about 1:30 am Sunday morning. And seeing that I wasn’t sure whether I could get into my new apartment or not, I was smart enough to book a hotel room. Very smart! Cause when I … Continue reading

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