New Internationalist

Blogging beneath the bombs

September 2006

‘We really need your eyes and ears,’ Mazen Kerbaj entreats the rest of the world as bombs destroy the city around him. An artist and musician living in Beirut, his blog is read by thousands daily. The drawings he regularly posts express the fear, defiance and dark humour of life under attack. To the many who are asking how they can help, he says: ‘The answer is speak, speak about the shit happening here. Speak with your family. With your friends. With people you don’t know… From here, it seems to us that no-one in the whole world cares for those burned children’s corpses.’

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This column was published in the September 2006 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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