This rapid review synthesises data from academic, policy and non-governmental organisation sources on the role media can play in creating and easing tensions between refugees and the host community, and within the host community itself. Acknowledging the importance media can play in perceptions, and considering the confessional and political nature of the media, the review also maps the media/social media in Lebanon and highlights some successes in utilising media to ease tensions.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.
O’Driscoll, D. (2018). Communication interventions supporting positive civic action in Lebanon. K4D Helpdesk. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.