Protest in Lebanon following the death of prominent political journalist Samir Kassir in 2005. Since 1992, nine journalists have been killed in Lebanon.(Ramzi Haidar | Getty Images)
Exiled Journalists in Lebanon Usually Fear For Their Safety And Seek Refuge Elsewhere

“I do not feel safe here. After receiving too many threats on social media or over the phone, I stopped publishing.”

Panel discussion at the first Refugees=Partners conference. (Refugees=Partners)
Refugees=Partners: Better refugee policies can benefit both Syrians and Lebanese host communities

That’s not all: Syrian refugees are actually filling some of the gaps in the Lebanese economy, as opposed to competing with the Lebanese workforce.

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.

Protesting the Bisri Dam (ejatlas.org)
The Bisri Dam Project in Lebanon is a “Ticking Atomic Bomb”

Despite the benefits that the CDR is promising from the Bisri Dam project, environmental activists are not convinced and for good reason.

Is Law No. 81 Threatening Your Information Security?

With or without your knowledge and consent, your entire history might actually be accessible by your government officials.

Mariam and her family, refugees in Lebanon. (Mercy Corps | Corinna Robbins)
Propagating a Hostile Narrative towards Syrian refugees is more harmful than helpful to the Lebanese economy

Lebanese politicians have taken Syrian refugees as the scapegoat for all the political, economic, social & environmental turmoil that predate their arrival. 

Lebanese veterans strike in opposition of the new austerity measures taken by the Lebanese political class. (People's Dispatch)
How the Lebanese Political Class Frames the Economy

The debate on austerity measures is heating up, and the positions of different Lebanese political forces are questionable.

Eviction, Discrimination, and Legality: How Lebanon and its Municipalities Are Dealing With Syrian Refugees

At least 3,664 Syrian nationals were evicted by 13 municipalities around Lebanon between 2016 and 2018. Another 42,000 remain at risk of being homeless. But some municipalities have fared better.

Access to Information: The Rights & Responsibilities of Being an Informed Lebanese Citizen

The Lebanese Parliament denied a request to access declassified information in February 2018. In other.

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.