Author: Kareem Chehayeb

Kareem Chehayeb is a journalist, political analyst, and musician. His work has been published on various platforms including Middle East Eye, Refugees Deeply, and Al-Jazeera English. Follow him on Twitter @chehayebk. www.kareemchehayeb.com

Lebanese actor Ziad Itani being carried after his release in 2018. (AP Photo | Hussein Malla)
Ziad Itani, Lebanon’s torture epidemic and its frail courts

In his harrowing testimony, Ziad Itani said he was hung by his wrists for hours, kicked in the face enough to damage his teeth, and threatened with rape.

Does Lebanon really have a press freedom problem, or is it just getting bad press?

Lebanon fairs better than most in the region when it comes to freedom of the press, but that doesn’t say much when your counterparts include Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey.

The newly-formed Lebanese Cabinet pose with President Michel Aoun.
The new Lebanese Cabinet and the economic reforms we should worry about

Lebanon’s new Cabinet was recently formed, but does that mean enough reform to bring sensible economic policy and quality services?

Maj. Hajj Hobeiche is Gone, But The Oppressive Institution Still Exists

Lebanon’s Director of the Internal Security Forces Anti-Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Rights Bureau Maj. Suzan.

High-Profile Extremist Cleric Sentenced To Death

Extremist salafist cleric Ahmed al-Assir was sentenced to death on Thursday along with eight other.

The Insult: A Lukewarm Attempt at Promoting Post-Civil War Reconciliation

Though Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990, the issue of post-war reconciliation still exists; for.