Protests have been ongoing in Lebanon since October 17 2019, in an unprecedented geographic spread, largely motivated by demands to access socio-economic rights, which are part and parcel of human rights. This infographic visualises these demands, shedding light on the role of civil society actors in mobilising on these issues throughout the years, and in creating and framing rights-based demands and discourses.
Conflict Analysis Project
On 17 October 2019, numerous protests have taken place across the country, all directly linked to access to socio-economic rights, corruption, and policy grievances. While all these demands may notably be driven by years of neglect of the peripheries, clientelism and patronage, and austerity, they ultimately underline a crisis of political legitimacy and trust, and ought to be read in the context of an increasingly constrained democratic and civic space.
The Geo-located map of conflicts, part of the Conflict Analysis Project, developed by Lebanon Support, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) tracks incidents, mobilisations and conflicts between individuals/groups/communities happening across Lebanon. This visual provides an overview of the conflicts incidents mapped between 2015 and 2018 focusing on their primary and secondary classifications, locations, and categories.
Crackdown on Social Media by Lebanese Authorities
During 2018, many individuals were summoned, questioned, or detained for content they posted on social media and communication platforms. This crackdown by Lebanese state apparatuses targeted posts about political and/or religious figures. The visual below details these specific cases of violation of freedom of speech.
السلطات اللبنانية تقمع وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي
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