Mukhar in Lebanon help citizens navigate the complex administration system.
One way of improving e-government usage could be for the Lebanese government to work better the locally elected agent.
Lebanon is on shaky enough ground without a Saudi–Iranian proxy war to think about.
The Shahrouk family bring Lebanese food to Family Food Fight.
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There are more people of Middle Eastern heritage on Australian commercial TV than ever before - in drama, cooking, and Gogglebox.
A kingdom under pressure is fomenting crisis elsewhere.
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
Life on the margins: a Syrian refugee on the streets of Beirut.
Anti-refugee sentiment is growing in Beirut.
The Lebanese government banned Wonder Woman just hours before its scheduled domestic release.
Why haven't feminists noted that the film is too Western and too white?
Lebanon’s political situation is already a delicate balance. Poverty, distress and increasing numbers of refugees could exacerbate existing tensions and lead to collapse.
The country's religion-based power-sharing political system is straining to accommodate hundreds of thousands of new Syrian Sunnis.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
Armée libanaise, Beirut, 1982.
Civil servants stand as forgotten actors of the Lebanon civil war, a historical case that has not been reproduced in more recent conflicts.
Life is in limbo for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
With the many interconnected conflicts within Syria continuing, and with routes to safety increasingly blocked, what can Syria's 4.8m refugees expect in this ‘new’ year?
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A PhD candidate retells the moving stories of Syrian women, as they try to find a place in their new neighbourhoods.
Girls are at greater risk of early marriage in refugee camps where their parents are unable to provided the necessary support.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors' needs. The challenge is in making it happen.
At QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre we are about to complete ARC-funded research on the state of the Australian political news media. A key finding of the work has been the nearly complete withdrawal…
Our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH TV continues this week on the topic of Syrian refugees.
Where in the world do you put 4.8 million displaced people?
As part of a collaboration between The Conversation and PBS's Point Taken, a professor from The Ohio State University examines some common misconceptions about Syrian refugees.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
Despite a series of EU laws on waste management, some countries are still a bit rubbish.
Free Syrian Army fighters on their smartphones.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.