Safaa Ayyad • 08 Dec 2023

Lebanon: Legislators Insist on Criminalizing Journalists in New Media Law

Controversial, daunting, and disconcerting for journalists: this is the essence of the proposed media law in Lebanon under consideration in…

Safaa Ayyad • 30 Aug 2023

Arrested Humor: Nour Hajjar’s Case

Lebanon’s crackdown on freedom of opinion and expression shows no signs of abating. From journalists, activists, and even lawyers, the…

Safaa Ayyad • 14 Aug 2023

Ogero Enacts Increases in Fixed Internet Subscription Rates in Lebanon: Exploring Sustainable Solutions

Before the Lebanese government endorsed Ogero’s seven-fold price hikes, journalist Ali Noureddine found himself at the mercy of his local…

Safaa Ayyad • 05 Jun 2023

Summons to Intimidate Activists in Mount Lebanon

“The investigator tried to take the investigation in a different direction. Our phones were taken away and their data was…

Safaa Ayyad • 16 May 2023

Does Blocking ‘Bolt’ in Lebanon Serve the Interests of Drivers or Monopolists?

“My only option is to use Bolt’s motorbike service, both to avoid traffic and for the low ride fare,” Tima,…

Safaa Ayyad • 05 Apr 2023

Lebanon: Summoning Journalists in Beirut and Silencing Voices in Mount Lebanon

Lebanon’s Public Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat retracted the case against Jean Kassir, the co-founder and managing editor of the news website…

Safaa Ayyad • 28 Mar 2023

Iraq: New Draft Law Threatens Freedoms and Violates Constitution

The new Iraqi draft law on freedom of expression, assembly, and peaceful demonstration is under scrutiny for possible violations of…

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