The Education Ministry established a hotline and referral system for complaints of violence in schools, but families said they typically received minimal or no information about how or whether the complaints were handled.
Muhal is SMEX’s ongoing, evidence-based campaign to document detentions and arrests related to online freedom of speech in Lebanon.
Lebanese authorities should do their utmost to identify and punish those responsible for the February 2 hand grenade attack on independent broadcaster Al-Jadeed TV.
Maharat Foundation launched the “Take Your Seats” campaign to encourage Lebanon’s youth to participate in the Internet Governance Forum for the first time.
Maharat Foundation took part in the first forum on internet governance in Lebanon and highlighted the importance of freedom of expression and information sharing on the internet in such a context.
Often seen as the most liberal and free media environment in the Arab World, Lebanon’s media landscape appears tightly aligned with domestic and foreign powers vying for control.
Al-Houlani was summoned for interrogation after writing an article saying that 20 pregnant Syrian refugee women had miscarried after drinking polluted water that allegedly carried a deadly virus.
“General Security’s latest efforts to shut down an LGBT conference in Lebanon is an attack on freedom of assembly rights and an attempt to silence the voices of courageous activists,” said HRW.
Lebanese security agencies are ramping up the interrogation and censorship of online activists and journalists.
A district court of appeal in Lebanon issued a groundbreaking ruling on July 12, 2018, that consensual sex between people of the same sex is not unlawful
A Lebanese journalist was sentenced to four months in prison and a fine of 10 million Lebanese lira (roughly USD $6,660) for ‘defaming’ acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil in a Facebook post.
The crackdown violates freedom of assembly and association and is a step backward in a country that has made progress toward respecting the rights of sexual minorities.
Riot police used water cannons, rubber bullets, teargas, and batons against both non-violent protesters and journalists.
The Facebook page “Where is the state?” regularly posts high-quality videos or pictures documenting alleged crimes in Lebanon. Sharing this information breaches these alleged criminals’ right to privacy and endangers their access to justice in the process.