Al-Jadeed

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Security forces and demonstrators injure journalists covering protests over Beirut port explosion

New York, August 11, 2020 — Lebanese authorities should immediately investigate recent attacks on journalists by demonstrators and security forces, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 4, an explosion of stored chemicals in Beirut’s port resulted in more than…

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Al-Jadeed TV's headquarters is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, on February 15, 2017. On February 2, 2019, unknown assailants attacked the office with a hand grenade thrown from a car. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)

Unknown assailants attack Lebanese TV station with hand grenade

Beirut, February 4, 2019 — Lebanese authorities should do their utmost to identify and punish those responsible for the February 2 hand grenade attack on independent broadcaster Al-Jadeed TV and ensure the safety of journalists operating in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Sunset at the seaside in Beirut, Lebanon in May 2018. Beirut's Publication Court on July 5, 2018, convicted and fined five Lebanese journalists for offenses including criminal defamation and spreading false news, according to reports. (Reuters/ Jamal Saidi)

Lebanon charges journalists with defamation, false news

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 media regulation, issued the fines in…

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Four Lebanese TV journalists fined for defamation and false news

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 station, 2 million Lebanese pounds…

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Police guard Lebanon's Ministry of Telecommunications in this April 14, 2014, file photo. (Reuters/Sharif Karim)

Lebanese minister prevents three journalists from attending news conference

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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Lebanese Internal Security Forces parade in downtown Beirut on the 70th anniversary of Lebanon's independence, November 22, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)

Court begins hearing colonel’s defamation suit against TV journalists

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 in the Lebanese Internal Security Forces,…

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Workers remove broken glass from the windows of broadcaster Al-Jadeed's office in Beirut, February 15, 2017. Some 300 people attacked the building the previous night. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)

Mob attacks Lebanese TV station

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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Karma Khayat, pictured left in Al-Jadeed's newsroom. A conviction against her by the Special Tribunal of Lebanon has been overturned. (AP/Hussein Malla)

A missed opportunity at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

On March 8, the Appeals Panel of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon reversed the September 18 conviction of Karma Khayat, a journalist who had been ordered to pay a €10,000 (USD$11,064) fine because her channel broadcast interviews with confidential witnesses.

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Journalists assaulted in Lebanon amid violent protests

At least eight journalists were physically assaulted while covering anti-government protests in Beirut on August 22 and August 23, 2015, according to news reports, the local press freedom group Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, or SKeyes, and CPJ research. One journalist sought treatment at a local hospital for injuries.

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Journalists attacked while covering clashes in Lebanon

Cairo, June 19, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by what it sees as a trend in the attack of Lebanese journalists covering clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime. In the past month, at least nine journalists have been attacked in four separate incidents.

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