Antoun Issa is a journalist and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, with a particular focus on civil society and grassroots efforts to improve governance post-Arab Spring. Antoun spent more than three years in Beirut at the height of the Arab Spring as news editor for Al-Monitor, and two years in a full-time capacity at the Middle East Institute. He currently works as the offplatform and newsletters editor for The Guardian Australia and continues to write on Middle Eastern and LGBT+ issues for a number of media outlets, including The Washington Post and Foreign Policy, among others. He holds a Masters in international affairs from the Australian National University and a Bachelors in media studies from La Trobe University. On Twitter: @antissa

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