The murder of publisher and activist Lokman Slim is a stark warning to media in the country
Protest around the world
As demonstrations against corruption and the failure to provide basic services sweep Lebanon, we look at how authorities deal with mass protests around the world.
Lebanon: Censorship Bureau approves critical play
Censorship body gives green light to latest play from Index award nominee Lucien Bourjeily, despite being featured heavily in the work
Lebanon: General security return passport to critical writer
Lucien Bourjeily told “you know what you did” when general security confiscated his passport
Gay rights in Lebanon: The good, the bad and the ugly
Despite recent wins, being gay in Lebanon is still a taboo. In a country drenched in sectarianism, debates about homosexuality are easily dismissed in the name of religion and homosexuals are accused of promoting debauchery, Farah Wael writes
Will It Pass or Not? A play by Lucien Bourjeily
In this extract from Will It Pass or Not?–published for the first time in English by Index magazine –Lucien Bourjeily exposes the ridiculousness – and arbitrary nature – of the Lebanese Censorship Bureau.
Whatever you write about, don’t write about the censors
A Lebanese playwright has exposed the farcical sensitivity of the country’s Censorship Bureau, Padraig Reidy writes