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.

The Smurfs dissociating from their ongoing battles, over cigarettes and talks. Photo taken by George Azar
Civil War photographer tells the stories your history books don’t acknowledge

History blackout: A quick look around George Azar’s office unravels years of untold humanist stories from the war and a history living through the lens of the photographer.

Private education in Lebanon, for those who can afford it

There’s no in-between: Private education tuition fees continue to increase, while Lebanon’s only public university remains neglected by the government.

Political parties shame rape victims but still preach women empowerment in Lebanon

A recent post from the Free Patriotic Movement shamed women for being victims of rape, reflecting a wider issue of female empowerment in political parties.

Protesters gathered in Downtown Beirut following interrogations by the cybercrime bureau of at least six activists for comments they made via social media in July.
Suzan is gone, but the bureau’s violations persist

The violations against the freedom of expression aren’t coincidental. They warn of a political decision to contain any critical voice—even if its platform is social media—using intimidation tactics.

Turkish powerships would provide a quick and less costly solution to the Lebanese electricity crisis. (Wisdom Events)
Buying electricity from Turkish ships would quickly solve Lebanon’s crisis

Purchasing electricity from Turkish ships would solve Lebanon’s crisis by quickly generating more energy, saving billions of dollars, and leading to significant economic growth.