Lokman Slim was shot multiple times as he made his way home, the latest victim of a string of assassinations. His family suspects a powerful political group was behind his murder.
Warlords, mafias, and serious failures of governance have all combined to turn Lebanon into a dumping ground for hazardous chemicals, just like those that caused a devastating explosion in Beirut last summer.
Ali Hachem and Rabeh Shemaly are among dozens of young people in Lebanon to have been rounded up and charged in a sweeping clampdown.
After months of economic and political malaise, anti-government demonstrations have broken out across the country.
Sexual harassment only became illegal in Lebanon late last year, but marital rape is still not criminalised.
Protests in Lebanon in 2019 ousted a prime minister, but a year – and a devastating explosion in Beirut later – he's back in power again.
"We just want to know the truth; this is what we are asking for,” a grieving mother told VICE World News. “After six months we don’t know anything.”
Many young artists see no choice but to leave Lebanon.
A fatal explosion, a pandemic, and an economic collapse leaves Lebanon's queer community at risk of disappearing.