28 years old, Director of an NGO for the Freedom of the Press

What do you like about Lebanon?
Its diversity in everything: religious, political, architectural, natural, lifestyle ... 
The mixture of good and bad. We do not get bored!

What do you hate about Lebanon?
The absence of feeling engaged in civil society, of citizenship. The word "public" which means to belong to everyone does not make sense here. 
In Lebanon, "public" means it belongs to no one. The identity according to sects comes before citizenship.

Are you involved in an association or a movement?
I am a member of the executive committee of the Democratic Renewal Movement, and coordinator of its youth branch, Tajaddod Youth. I am a member and director of the Samir Kassir Foundation, member of the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections, a member of the Association of Former College St. Joseph Antoura and a member of the Lebanese Economic Association.
I invest in these areas because I want to prove that it is possible to build a shared future for all Lebanese, regardless of their religious identity. Through this commitment, I feel I contribute modestly to the development of policies and practices that enable Lebanon to move towards a modern, liberal, secular and democratic state.
I also have a personal political ambition. I do not come from a political family or a particularly rich family. If I want to break into the political world, I must build a public image.

How do you see the future of your country?
I am concerned in the short term because of the political parties that govern us, the risk of regional conflict, and the deteriorating situation in Syria. But I am more confident in the medium term. 
We arrive at a point where all old recipes will be depleted, so there will be more potential for alternative ways of doing politics in a more peaceful regional environment.

If you had to leave Lebanon, where would you want to live?
I am at heart, a Parisian. The other two cities that attract me are Washington DC (the kitchen of international politics) and Berlin.

A dream?
http://www.presidency.gov.lb This is the ultimate result of political life to which I am preparing.

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