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Kareem Chehayeb is a Lebanese writer and musician based in Beirut.

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Journalists are also victims of Lebanon's security crackdown

20 January, 2020

Lebanese security forces have assaulted more than 20 journalists and media workers covering the protests in Beirut this month alone.

Lebanon mass protests sweep the country for third day

19 October, 2019

Protesters continued to demonstrate across Lebanon on Saturday, as the mass protests entered the third day following another night of riots.

Lebanese protest in solidarity with Palestinian workers amid crackdown

30 July, 2019

Dozens of Lebanese activists with some of their Palestinian counterparts stood across the ministry in solidarity with ongoing Palestinian protests against labour inspections. reports Kareem Chehayeb.

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

27 July, 2019

Analysis: The crackdown on Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila over their pro LGBT+ rights stance and lyrics deemed 'offensive' to Christianity could set a dangerous precedent, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Scapegoating Syrian refugees in Lebanon

17 June, 2019

Comment: Outrightly racist, anti-refugee sentiment from Lebanese politicians is sign of increasing national populism in the country, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon destroyed as aid declines

17 January, 2019

Storm Norma has affected thousands of Syrian refugees living in precarious conditions in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, as aid organisations struggle to deliver food and re-house those who were evacuated.

Therapy through theatre: Meeting Ziad Itani

11 January, 2019

The New Arab Meets: Prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani to talk more about his latest play, inspired by his own real life story.

Journalists in Lebanon fined and beaten amid crackdown

29 November, 2018

In-depth: The intimidation and interrogation of journalists in Lebanon has raised concerns over the declining freedom of speech in the country, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

13 November, 2017

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

06 November, 2017

Analysis: With Hariri sidelined, Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government has collapsed, temporarily abating desires for a punitive war against Hizballah - but for how long? writes Kareem Chehayeb.

The electronics ban will do nothing to protect Britain

24 March, 2017

Comment: Not only is this an ineffective and illogical security measure, it is also a blow to civil liberties and the right to privacy in general, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Le Pen's visit confirms new political realities in Lebanon

24 February, 2017

Comment: Marine Le Pen's views on Syria and refugees are particularly appealing to the Lebanese establishment in helping them consolidate power, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Kareem Chehayeb
Kareem Chehayeb

Kareem Chehayeb is a Lebanese writer and musician based in Beirut.

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