Digital Rights and Online Expression in Lebanon
تاريخ النشر: 11 آذار/مارس 2016
المقدِّم: mariam shafie
متاح في: ENنوع المصدر: تقارير وأوراق بحثية
This report, authored by Anna Lekas Miller, focuses on how Lebanon’s legal infrastructure impacts journalists, media-makers operating in the digital sphere, and citizens expressing themselves online, particularly through social media.
The media, whether traditional or social, are an essential liaison between voters and politicians. It is how citizens understand the policies of prospective candidates and analyze the information to make their decision and cast their vote. Journalists’ ability to do their job – accessing politicians in power, challenging their statements, and communicating this information with the public without censorship or fear of reprisal – is an essential indicator of democracy, whether on- or offline.