Jean Kassir

co-founder and managing editor Megaphone

Jean Kassir is the co-founder and managing editor of Megaphone, a Beirut-based independent media platform. Megaphone tracks local news to produce explainer multimedia content for digital platforms on the web. It also publishes critical and analytical opinion pieces in formats that reinvent traditional conventions of online writing.

Besides his work at Megaphone, Jean currently works at Amnesty International focusing on Individuals at Risk in the MENA region. He previously worked at the Carnegie Middle East Center focusing on Syrian refugees’ rights in Lebanon and Jordan, and contentious politics in the MENA region. He holds a Masters in comparative politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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