Generation Change

Lebanon: Can youth bring about radical reform?

Youth leader Karim Safieddine and journalist Azza el-Masri on ways out of Lebanon’s economic and political crises.

In the third episode of Generation Change, we travel to Lebanon to see how young organisers are mobilising to halt one of the most serious economic and political crises in Lebanon’s history.

Karim Safieddine is an activist and leading member of MADA, Lebanon’s first youth-led political movement.

Azza el-Masri is a journalist and media researcher specialising in disinformation and its effects on sectarianism.

In this episode, presented by Luna Safwan, Karim and Azza discuss Lebanon’s political gridlock, the August 4 Beirut blast, as well as strategies to end corruption and dismantle the sectarian power-sharing system.