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.”

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. 

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.

The Role of Middle Eastern States: Elites, Interests and Policies

This international move to encourage countries to privatize what were once state-owned industries, or at least decrease their investment in such sectors, clearly impacted the livelihoods of thousands of middle class individuals in countries like Lebanon and Egypt.

On the Importance of Looking

Despite the helplessness and the international community’s failure in stopping the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, continuing to look and refusing to remain silent is still valuable, especially when we consider four factors.

Blaming Syrians For Lebanon’s Problems Is Cowardly and Destructive

  Our foreign minister, our official representative to the world, demonstrated that racism has now.

Taste of Cement: “We build, and then we destroy”

In a concrete room underground, the camera intricately zooms in and out of the faces.

Limbs and Lungs

Last spring, when flowers turned yellow and rain started to smell of life, My aging.