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Weekly News Report: August 25-31

Al Akhbar released 3 articles on August 29, 2022 as part of a dossier titled “Domestic Labor «Crisis»: Left, Never to Return,” in which, recruitment agencies’ structural abuse of migrant domestic workers, as well as the racism and sexism that the workers face, is completely omitted.

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Weekly News Report: August 9-16

The Honorary Consulate of Kenya has been reportedly targeting migrant activists. Circumstantial evidence suggests that NM’s arrest initially had to do with her activism during the protests earlier in 2022 against the Kenyan Honorary Consulate.

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Weekly News Report: July 25-31, 2022

A report from Refugees = Partners examining the legal framework and work conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon found that “the lack of legal status renders refugees more vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and precarious employment.”

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Weekly News Report: July 17-24, 2022

A delegation of the Central Organization of Trade Unions, Kenya visited Lebanon as per the invitation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and The National Federation of Worker and Employee Trade Unions in Lebanon (FENASOL).

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Weekly News Report: July 1-8, 2022

Baalbek Municipalities Union held a meeting with the Minister of Labor Moustafa Bayram, during which the Syndicate and Workers’ Officer Chafic Chehade praised the ministry’s “achievements” and regulations to exclude foreign employees from certain jobs.

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Weekly News Report: June 25-30, 2022

Racism against Syrians has been on the rise since the 6th Brussels conference that took place in May. FPM affiliates have used education, shortage of bread and subsidized goods to fuel racial discourse against Syrians. Much of this discourse then gets redistributed through newspapers, radio and TV stations.

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