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Crackdown on Social Media by Lebanese Authorities (En-Ar)

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

Legal and Policy Framework of Migration Governance

This report aims to provide a contextual understanding of migration governance in the Lebanese context, as well as its implications for refugees and migrants. Towards this end, this report provides an overview of the legal and policy framework in Lebanon, notably within the context of the Syrian refugee crisis erupting in 2011. Moreover, the report critically evaluates the legal statuses – if any – pertaining to ‘asylum seekers’, ‘refugees’, and ‘migrants’ on the one hand, and the role of state and non-state actors on the other.

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