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The Liberum - an old Latin term for ‘the free’ - advocates a free marketplace of ideas and thoughts. Freedom of speech and the fundamental right to seek and publish information through an independent press is under attack now more than ever.

The Liberum opposes this.

The right to express opinions without government restraint is a democratic ideal that dates back to ancient Greece. A large part of the assault on this fundamental right has come from an unexpected source. Elected leaders in many democracies, who should be press freedom’s staunchest defenders, have explicitly tried to silence critical media voices and strengthen outlets with favorable coverage.

A trend linked to a global decline in democracy itself: The erosion of press freedom is both a symptom of and a contributor to the breakdown of other democratic institutions and principles, making it especially alarming.

Born in 2015 as The Levant News, in 2022, The Liberum grew into a platform of uncensored ideas and stories that do not necessarily make it to mainstream media. A platform with a new look and feel unapologetic in every essence.

We hope you enjoy the ride.
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Editorial Team 

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" (Gandhi)

Arthur Blok

"Connecting the dots to make or break the news for the world"

Emad Aysha
Arab Science Fiction Expert

"It is not the strongest that survives, but the most adaptable to change"

Emile Fakhoury
Corporate Expert
LEIDEN - Portret van Paul Cliteur, filosoof, columnist en publicist. Cliteur is door Forum voor Democratie (FVD) aangewezen om tot de installatie van de partij in de Eerste Kamer het woord namens de fractie te voeren. COPYRIGHT NIELS WENSTEDT / ANP

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."  (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Paul Cliteur
Philosopher, Writer & Columnist

“Find what you love and let it kill you” (Charles Bukowski)

Talal Chami
Media Specialist

“Have no fear of perfection, you will never reach it” (Salvador Dali)

Hiba Kilany
Communication Globetrotter Specialist

"Never a dull moment"

Ken van Ierlant
Senior Analyst

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Nikola Mikovic
Senior Geo-political Analyst

"There is no religion higher than truth” (H. P. Blavatsky)

Karim El Koussa
Bestselling Author and Historian

“It is what it is” is one of the strongest mindsets. No matter what, it elevates you.”

Marita Kassis
Senior Political Analyst

"If you only take small risks, you are only entitled to a small life"

Mohammad Ibrahim Fheili
Senior Economic and Financial analyst

"We are our choices" (Jean-Paul Sartre)

Marco Mattiusi
Senior Political Analyst

"Passionate love is a quenches thirst" (Kahlil Gibran)

Glen Kalem-Habib
Kahlil Gibran scholar

"Declare Demurrage on The US Dollar; The Way Out of The Trap"

Russel Lee Morris
Angel (NicGillicuddy)

"Si le monde était clair, l'art ne serait pas" (Albert Camus)

Joon W

"It’s all about your transformation story"

Darine Saleh
Communication Consultant

"Do not walk in the path that others have walked, but go with your passion towards your vision and leave your mark there"

Nourah Alshaban
PR Specialist

"Committed to Elevating Voices, Honoring History, and Unveiling the Unhear"

Zeina Ismail-Allouche
Child Protection Expert

"Live like there’s no yesterday"

Adriana Lebbos
Columnist and Storyteller

“Difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body.”
(Seneca the Younger)

Wouter van der Wiel

“Taking yourself too seriously is intellectual vanity”

Mienke de Wilde

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