Nay Alhelou


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Nay Alhelou is a journalist trying to make a difference one article at a time. She has worked for local Lebanese media and contributed articles to international media. She also worked in communications and development for the United Nations and other international organizations.

She pursued her studies at the Lebanese American University and earned her B.A. in Journalism and her Minor in Psychology in 2016 and her diploma in Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance in 2017. She is currently pursuing a MicroMaster in International Law from the Catholic University of Louvain through edX.

Important note: Some things get lost in translation and others get lost in transliteration. That's exactly why you will sometimes find Nay's work under the byline "Nay El-Helou."

Tribune LAU
Why grades (don't) matter

By Nay El-Helou If you can't find a place to sit in any of the LAU libraries, then it's exams week. Students are worrying about the studying they have to do, the papers they have to write, the grades they have to get, and the CGPA they have to save.

Seen, last seen, and the struggle in between

She picks up her phone for the millionth time today, checks something quickly, frowns and throws it on the sofa. She's upset and getting more frustrated by the minute. She checks her phone again, and puts it down. She starts talking about how much of an idiot her fiancé has become.

Updated: Taxi share app 'Uber' feels the sharp sting of success around the world, but Lebanon's...

Lebanon's cut price latest 'Uber' taxi service firm is closely watching the blowback in both the US and Canada towards the service which links customers and a driver via an app - and claims to be cheaper than a regular taxi.Regular taxi drivers and firms around the world are up in arms about the cut price Uber Taxi operation - a transportation network covering cities in more than 40 countries, connecting passengers to roaming drivers.

Tribune LAU
Self-injury: seeking help, not attention [video]

One in every four Lebanese people is at risk of developing a psychological or mental illness at one point in his/her life. Despite that, hard data and statistics about mental illnesses in Lebanon remain scarce. March 1st marked the self-injury awareness day (SIAD), a day during which patients and experts alike speak...

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Beirut Lebanon

Remember that place in some far distant land where media coverage often accentuates the violence and danger? It's in that country you keep forgetting about its existence. The country is Lebanon, the city is Beirut. And as unbelievable as it may seem, Beirut is not all about explosions.

Infertility in Lebanon is on the rise, but have no fear. Love conquers all

War, vegetarianism and a host of other local factors are all contributing to the reduction of male fertility amongst Lebanese men, a leading expert is claiming. With few in-vitro fertilization centers and no legal sperm banks, marriage is the first fatality with women often more in despair after discovering that they are unable to conceive.

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