Ibrahim Nehme

Publisher & Author

If you would have to choose: Love play or fight?
Love. Because love knows how to play. And love always wins.

How do you protect yourself?
From what exactly?

Do you believe in the effectiveness of protest?
I believe in the effectiveness of non-violent protest.

What are you devoted for?
My practice.

What was the best present that you got from someone or you gave to someone?
A massage.

Did reason ever disappoint you?
 Only when I expected an awful lot from it.

The hero of your youth?
Me today, twenty years from now.

Are you a) too soft b) too harsh c) too good for this world?
It depends on who you ask.

Ibrahim Nehme is a creator, curator, and writer based in Beirut. His work is a cross-pollination between journalism, activism, and artistic expression. He is interested in producing and disseminating media that helps in raising the frequency of the collective consciousness. He is also interested in building the right media channels that reach the right people and create the right impact.

In 2012 he co-founded “The Outpost” magazine with the intention of producing and presenting a new narrative on and from the Arab region. Self-described as ‘a magazine of possibilities’, “The Outpost” was highly commended and recognized around the world. “The Guardian” called it “a successor to the Economist” and wrote that is “a reminder of the power of the imagination to shift perspectives”. It won the Subscribers‘ Choice Award at the Stack Awards 2015 and Magazine of the Year at the Magpile Awards in 2014.

The Outpost stopped publishing its printed edition in 2016 and Ibrahim spent the next three years researching the relationship between cultural output and social impact. This experience subsequently led to the birth of Radio Mansion in Beirut and “The Outpost” café in Amman. During this time, he also helped conceive of ‘a Dance Mag’, a magazine about dance in all its forms and flows, and organized several workshops in creative writing, storytelling, and podcasting.

He is currently working with his team on uploading all The Outpost’s printed content to a new digital platform, a process which will result in the re-launch of the magazine. In the meantime, he is planting the seeds of a school of journalism as well as conceiving of a live show for the theater, two new projects he is super excited about.

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