Hassan Chamoun is a writer, photographer and filmmaker from Lebanon. He is a film graduate and is currently undertaking an MBA. He previously worked with the Anti-Racism Movement and has been active in the ‘You Stink’ movement in Lebanon.
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An anti-dam project campaign is trying to "contest the World Bank's ill-advised and destructive water policies in Lebanon."
"People are sick. Everywhere there is water. We cannot sleep at night. All night we sit and watch the kids and we cannot do anything for them."
From exile in the UK, Fidaa Itani says the sentence marks the end of an era for free expression in Lebanon.
"Lebanon has always been known for respecting diversity and claims to be an inclusive country for ALL its citizens, despite their differences."
Riddled with violations, Lebanon's first election in nine years yields underwhelming results for independents
Thousands of election violations recorded and a Ministry late at publishing the results. These were the first Lebanese elections in nine years.
One group for migrant domestic workers demanded after the episode that Lensa be removed from her employer’s house "to a place where she is no longer in fear of retribution."
Lensa, who is from Ethiopia, is one of many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon forced to work and live in difficult conditions under Lebanon's notorious "kafala" (meaning sponsorship) system.
Animal Carcasses, Tires, and Medical Waste: A New Report Highlights Health Risks of Lebanon's Trash Crisis
"When they burn we can’t breathe […] We’ve had to go to the hospital because of this."
Activists called for a protest after four Syrian refugees died while in the custody of the Lebanese army.
"Whatever happened, we have to recognize that the response towards these attacks where refugees/Syrians are all assumed guilty is inhumane"
"We wanted to tell them: You Stink, your expiry date has passed...you stole people's rights by not allowing them to vote."
Hundreds of migrant domestic workers and Lebanese activists took to the streets on Labour Day to protest against Lebanon's notorious Kafala system and for justice.