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Lebanon abstains from signing global “Media Freedom Coalition” statement

Lebanon was the only country out of 37 member states to not sign the statement, which calls on coalition members to work together to advocate for and support media freedom, online as well as offline, ensure the safety of journalists and media workers, and end impunity.

Lebanon: NGOs form coalition to defend free expression

In the wake of an alarming rise in attacks on freedom of expression, Lebanese NGOs establish a coalition to oppose attempts by authorities to stifle freedom of expression.

Breaking the fear barrier: On the state of free expression during Lebanon’s revolution

As anti-government protests in Lebanon continue, a new report from Maharat Foundation examines the impact of freedom of expression and media in the first several weeks of the uprising.

Gamers use an application on their mobiles in Beirut, Lebanon, 17 July 2016, ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images

“Take your seats”: an opportunity for young people in Lebanon to participate in and shape debates about internet governance

Maharat Foundation launched the “Take Your Seats” campaign to encourage Lebanon’s youth to participate in the Internet Governance Forum for the first time.

Protest against a recent wave of interrogations by Lebanese security forces of people making political comments on social media, in Beirut, 24 July 2018, ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images

First forum on internet governance held in Lebanon

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.

Maha Assabalani, a representative of the Violation Documentation Center, accepts an award on Razan Zeitouneh's behalf, during the 'Francoise Giroud' Award Ceremony in Paris, France, 30 January 2014, Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Five years on, we remember Razan, Samira, Nazem and Wa’el

On 9 December, people around the world remembered Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Khalil, Nazem Hamadi and Wa’el Hamada, kidnapped in Douma, Syria on this day five years ago.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pressure mounts on Cambodia a year after Kem Ley’s killing

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

Statement of Solidarity in Support of MENA HRDs for IFEX25

NGOs around the world ask authorities to stop campaigns of repression against HRDs and civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa region