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Nicholas Frakes

Nicholas Frakes is a freelance journalist that reports from London, the Middle East and North Africa

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Businesses struggle as Lebanon's economic crisis continues

17 January, 2020

As Lebanon marks 90 days since widespread calls for an end to corruption rang across the country, businesses are struggling to stay open as their operating costs increase.

Protesters condemn walls installed by Lebanese forces following clashes

02 January, 2020

Following several days of clashes between security forces and protesters, several concrete walls were constructed blocking entrances to downtown Beirut.

Lebanon: Greater focus on mental health following multiple suicides

25 December, 2019

Several people have taken their own lives due to the economic hardships that have continued to grow as Lebanon's economic crisis worsens.

Lebanon students skip class to join protest movement

09 November, 2019

Students in Lebanon are rising up against the elite for a better opportunities, an end to unemployment and a brighter future.

'Enough!': Lebanese protesters demand change as demonstrations stand strong

27 October, 2019

Lebanon has seen daily protests since October 17 and the anti-government movement is seemingly unlikely to end soon.

Mashrou' Leila affair highlights Lebanon's battle for free speech

30 July, 2019

Although its gig was cancelled under pressure from Christian groups, Mashrou' Leila have become a symbol in a country where activists say there's a growing crackdown on free speech.

Syrian refugees struggle for healthcare in Lebanon

01 May, 2019

Feature: The SAMS mission in Lebanon is helping Syrian parents cope with the hardships of affording the right healthcare for their children as their struggles continue.

Including women in shaping Syria's future

08 March, 2019

Syrian women must have an official and active role in seeking justice and shaping the country’s future, Amnesty International said, as it launched a new campaign.

Riots break out amid 'yellow vest' protest in Beirut

23 December, 2018

A “yellow vest” protest in Beirut turned violent as police and military beat multiple protesters and a journalist in the streets after riots broke out.

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

20 June, 2018

Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. Nicholas Frakes meets the young mother.

Nicholas Frakes
Nicholas Frakes

Nicholas Frakes is a freelance journalist that reports from London, the Middle East and North Africa

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