Online activism, activism leaves the streets / illustration by Joseph Abi Saab
Protests halt, but activism persists despite pandemic

Protestors have had to forgo their streets, but have substituted this for art, illustration, writing, Instagram lives and many more.

Migrant workers article main header, green background (Original photo taken from The Daily Star / Mohammad Azakir)
Migrant workers trapped with Lebanese abusers in COVID-19 outbreak

Their rights, already denied by the country’s Kafala system, are further threatened by COVID-19 movement restrictions.

Lebanese soldiers standing guard in the Beirut's downtown district on March 15.(Arab News via AFP) Medical emergency article
Social distancing is a luxury many cannot afford in Lebanon

Without government support, this state of medical emergency may prove hellish for many.

Marijuana article: Syrian refugees work in cannabis field in Bekaa. (Patrick Baz / AFP / The Guardian)
Legalizing marijuana will not save the Lebanese economy

Who will benefit from legalizing marijuana? Similar to the tobacco industry, it most certainly is not the cannabis farmers.

Hezbollah's article: The protests in solidarity with the Syrian revolution in Beirut in 2015. (Facebook / @SRC.Lebanon)
Has solidarity with Syrians become taboo in Hezbollah’s Lebanon?

More often than not, vocal critics within Hezbollah’s local community are harassed and pressured into issuing formal and public apologies.

Moments after Melhem Khalaf was elected as the independent head of the Beirut Bar Association for lawyers in November. (Ahmad Azakir/Annahar)
Elected during the uprising, Khalaf pledges to work for all

“I am the head of this association for the entire country, all lawyers and all people.”

February 11, 2020 | Security forces fire tear gas and water cannon to break up protesters near Parliament (France 24 / AFP) | pax-Syriana policy article
Lebanon’s new political formula takes the country back to pax-Syriana

The new ministerial make-up and policy statement formula take the country not only back to October 16, but even prior to 2005.

Arrests in Time of Revolution: Beatings, Harassment, and Torture

In this video, we follow the detailed stories of 3 protesters from the moment they.

Bisri Dam Article - Timour Azhari
German MPs ask government to reject Bisri Dam project

The MPs said the project was an example of the “failed policy” that Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets to oppose.

Global Corruption Barometer from Transparency International
A look at the Global Corruption Barometer results on Lebanon

Corruption, bribery, dissatisfaction, and some hope amidst the chaos.