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Lebanese authorities detain Syrian reporter who reports on refugees

November 26, 2018 3:57 PM ET

Beirut, November 26, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the imprisonment without charge of Abdel Hafez al-Houlani, a correspondent for the Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl in the northeastern Lebanese city of Arsal, and called on Lebanese authorities to immediately disclose charges against him or set him...

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Lebanon charges journalists with defamation, false news

July 12, 2018 4:13 PM ET

Beirut's Publication Court, headed by Judge Raffoul Bustani, on July 5, 2018, convicted and fined five Lebanese journalists for offenses including criminal defamation and spreading false news, according to news reports and the regional press freedom group Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom. The court, which deals with...

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Lebanese intelligence service arrests Syrian reporter near Lebanon-Syria border

May 30, 2018 5:36 PM ET

Beirut, May 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Abdel Hafez al-Houlani, a reporter for the Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl....

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Journalists assaulted covering protests in Jerusalem

December 13, 2017 5:39 PM ET

At least 13 journalists were injured while covering protests and violence that broke out in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem over U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on December 7, 2017 that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to local and regional press freedom...

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Four Lebanese TV journalists fined for defamation and false news

August 2, 2017 1:25 PM ET

Beirut's Publication Court, headed by Judge Roukoz Rizk, on July 17, 2017, fined Mariam al-Bassam, head of News and Political Programs at the Lebanese broadcaster Al-Jadeed, Riyad Kobaissi, the head of the station's investigative unit, Rami al-Amine, a reporter for the station, and Layal Mousa, an assistant reporter at the...

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Lebanese minister prevents three journalists from attending news conference

June 30, 2017 12:28 PM ET

Lebanese Telecommunications Minister Jamal al-Jarrah prevented Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) reporter Bassam Abou Zeid, LBCI cameraman Zaki Fagali, and Al-Jadeed TV cameraman Mohammad al-Samra from covering a June 22, 2017, news conference in Beirut, according to news reports and the Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom....

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Journalist assaulted covering protest in Beirut

June 29, 2017 6:06 PM ET

A security officer in civilian clothes and a uniformed soldier on June 16, 2017, struck French freelance journalist Philippine de Clermont Tonnere as she covered a protest in Beirut against a third extension of the Lebanese parliament's term, the journalist told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Court begins hearing colonel's defamation suit against TV journalists

June 16, 2017 6:12 PM ET

Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) Col. Nizar Bou Nasreddine on July 9, 2016, filed a lawsuit against Youmna Fawaz, a journalist for the Lebanese broadcaster Al-Jadeed, Tahseen Khayat, Al-Jadeed's owner, and Al-Jadeed editor Mariam Bassam over the station's broadcast in June and July 2016 of a report alleging corruption...

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Mob attacks Lebanese TV station

February 15, 2017 3:11 PM ET

New York, February 15, 2017--Lebanese authorities should immediately investigate yesterday's attack on the independent TV channel Al-Jadeed, bring those responsible to justice, and take steps to ensure the safety of journalists operating in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Australian television journalists detained for two weeks in Lebanon

April 21, 2016 12:54 PM ET

Four television journalists with the Australian broadcaster Channel Nine were released from a Lebanese prison on April 20, 2016, after two weeks in detention, Beirut's English-language Daily Star newspaper reported....

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