Activists and journalists in Lebanon say that a new decree against fake news is being used to silence legitimate news about the country's worsening economy, fearing that such restrictions will increase if not opposed.
The Youth Organisation for Development and Volunteerism in the Libyan town of Ghademes established a workshop entitled “Peaceful Coexistence and Correcting Misconceptions”, which aims to bring together civil society groups and activists in Libya to change the image of Ghadames’s young people.
Iraq has suffered from issues of violent sectarianism in its recent history. One of the roots of this issue is hate speech between different ethnic and religious groups in the country. A workshop in Suleimaniyah has been set up to confront the proliferation of hate.