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.

Social distancing: It might be necessary, but it isn’t easy

What have you been doing to maintain your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak? Video:.

Visual showing some of the repurcussions of the Bisri Dam project. (Photo: Environmental Justice Atlas)
Bisri Dam project to resume, says cabinet during lockdown

Activists say the Bisri Dam will lead to an “environmental genocide” and fear further mismanagement of Lebanon’s water resources.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Italy faces inklings of unrest

Authorities fear both that organized crime groups will exploit the crisis and that spontaneous revolts will result from growing livelihood concerns.

Quarantunes: The local, alternative songs we’re listening to right now

Nothing’s easy about being stuck in quarantine, but these local (well, sometimes regional) tunes might.

The historic Saint-Michel Hospital of Amchit, which has been turned into a quarantine space for people who test positive for COVID-19 but do not require medical intervention. (Photo: Garo Kahwajian & Chadi Fares Karam)
COVID-19: Amchit initiative alleviates logistical catastrophe for hospitals

The bold program in Amchit is setting the standard for others to follow.

A dog wears a mask over its mouth on a street in Beijing on February 13, 2020. Pets article on Animals Lebanon
COVID-19: Pets ditched on Beirut streets, animal welfare groups swamped

On misinformation and the economic hardships of both pet owners and animal welfare groups in Lebanon.

Two intensive care professionals comfort each other in the ICU of a hospital in Cremona, Italy , on Friday, March 13, 2020. (Photo: Paolo Miranda / NBC News) - Italian doctors article
Italy calls for new wave of doctors in fight against coronavirus

Could Italy’s problems also arise in Lebanese hospitals?

Scientist Xinhua Yan works at Moderna in Cambridge, on Feb. 28, 2020. (David L. Ryan / Boston Globe via Getty Images) cure / medicine article
The latest trials in search of a cure for COVID-19

The only protective measure against the virus is a vaccine, which has yet to be developed and cannot be given until it meets WHO’s criteria.