The Journal:
The journal section gathers contributions for and about civil society in Lebanon. It features research commissioned by Lebanon Support, published on our knowledge platform CSKC.
Published on: August, 2016
The latest UN negotiations on climate change in Durban have further undermined the prospects of realising an international treaty to tackle global warming which is truly equitable and just to the developing countries.  Martin Khor reports. THE United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa ended early morning of 11 December with the launch of negotiations for a new global climate deal to be completed in 2015. The new deal aims to ensure 'the highest possible...
Published Monday, January 16, 2012 Beirut’s urban planning has been criticized following the collapse of a six-story Beirut apartment bloc on Sunday night that killed at least 19 people. The bloc, in the Fassouh neighborhood of Ashrafieh, collapsed around 6pm on Sunday evening, with the death toll possibly reaching over 30, Lebanese officials said on Monday. Rescue workers have thus far removed 19 bodies, including five Lebanese, eight Sudanese, two Jordanians, one Egyptian, and...
Any state that does not criminalize all forms of rape cannot be counted on  We, the women who reside in Lebanon, excuse ourselves from playing the decorative role that has been imposed on us.  We take to the streets today to say that we are aware and knowledgeable about the methodical war that state and society have waged on our bodies and our safety through their political parties and leaders.  From now on, we will not accept empty promises that are heaped upon us every time we...
By: Joe Dyke It may seem presumptuous for two Canadians to claim completing one of the most in-depth studies into poverty in the history of Lebanon. But that is what Rupen Das and Julie Davidson argue in their new book Profiles of Poverty – the human face of poverty in Lebanon which provides an in-depth account of poverty in eight poor communities, told through their own words. The book managed to attract the attention of Lebanon’s Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abou...
In a context in which emergency law, military trials of civilians, official bans on workers strikes and demonstrations, state use of violence against peaceful protesters, and frequent detention of political dissidents are all prevalent, it is hard to look at the upcoming parliamentary elections in Egypt with anything but a healthy dose of skepticism. For many observers, these elections signify a historic moment for Egyptians and a monumental step in their so-called transition to democracy....