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24-Dec-2019 16:43

Similar cases have been recurrent in Lebanon over the past year, as is shown in our infographic providing a timeline of crackdown on social media by Lebanese authorities in 2018. OWqgl MR8— Lebanon Support (@Lebanon Support) March 14, 2019 Authorities extend restrictions of space for LGBTQ community blocking online dating app Grindr In May 2019, the popular online gay dating app Grindr was blocked by Ogero, the ministry of telecommunications operated internet service provider (ISP).

Read more about how popular dating apps are being used by LGBTQ people in Egypt, Lebanon and Iran; the risks they face from both state and non-state actors; and how apps, businesses, civil society and technology groups need to work together to reduce the impact of repressive crackdowns on communities and protect individuals online.

This summary presents findings about LGBTQ communities’ use of apps in Egypt, Lebanon and Iran.

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor the authorities have used regularly the Penal Code to summon, question and prosecute journalists.

Human Rights Watch said: The CSO, Lebanon Support documented at least 13 cases in 2018 of social media activists being summoned, questioned and detained by the security authorities over posts on social media critical of political or religious leaders.

To address the ongoing concern of arrests related to freedom of expression online in Lebanon, Social Media Exchange (SMEX), a media advocacy and development regional civil society organisation, launched in February 2019 an online database to document violations of freedom of expression.

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In fact, Shamseddine’s case is the latest in a "growing list" of legal actions taken against journalists for exercising free speech.

We also investigated how LGBTQ communities feel about these risks and their own safety; and what measures need to be taken by dating apps and technologies to protect their users from state and non-state surveillance.