Mobilising Against Repression. Another Look at Lebanon's Obstructed Civic Space.
Over the past years, civic space in Lebanon has been increasingly contained with oppressive measures, including restrictions on freedom of assembly, arrests, summonings, and interrogations of civil society actors and activists, as well as violent repression of demonstrations, among others. Based on our Mapping of Collective Actions in Lebanon, and looking at data between January 2021 and March 2022, 84 collective actions denounced the arbitrary arrests and summonings of activists, journalists, and artists. This infographic details data that sheds light on an often overlooked dimension of shrinking space: mobilisations against forms of repression, and limitation of freedoms including freedom of speech, and civil and civic liberties at large, as well as democratic rights. Interestingly, this infographic also highlights the occurrence of almost half of protests in the vicinity of military and security institutions.