Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon

Posted: November 8, 2010 by Rex Brynen in Lebanon, new items and opinion pieces

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is currently preparing a web documentary on the lives of Palestinians in Lebanon. While it isn’t due to be completed until January, the daily blogs of CBC reporters working on the issue can now be found online here (or click the banner above).

The website contains background materials, photos, an intractive audio map, and daily blog entries for the reporting team in English and French. In also contains a link where readers can pass on suggestions.

Palestinians in Lebanon: What do you want to know?

November 5, 2010 3:52 PM

By Your Voice

The French and English services of CBC have teamed up to produce a web documentary about Palestinians in Lebanon. CBC News correspondent Nahlah Ayed and her Radio-Canada colleagues Ahmed Kouaou and Danny Braün have travelled to Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. They will spend 10 days in the camp, one of 12 Palestinian refugee camps that have existed in Lebanon for decades.

They will introduce you to some of the roughly 12,000 people who live in the camp, which is known to the outside world mainly for the brutal massacre that occurred there and in neighbouring Sabra camp in 1982 during the Lebanese civil war.

Stateless and without access to the same rights and services as Lebanese citizens or other foreigners living in the country, the residents of Shatila and other camps like it live in a kind of permanent limbo.

CBC News.ca aims to bring you the most comprehensive online news coverage possible, and that means listening to your voice and to your suggestions as we report on the issues.

How to participate:

Suggest a question: What should we be asking? What do you think is important to know?

Suggest a focus: What aspect of the story should we pay more attention to (i.e. human rights, community challenges, positive developments?) Who or what groups do you wish to hear from? Is there an angle we haven’t seen yet?

Email your news coverage suggestions to yournews@cbc.ca

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