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A newspaper stand is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, on January 31, 2019. Judge Ziad Abu Haidar recently filed a criminal defamation suit against Lebanese newspaper Nida al-Watan. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)

Lebanese newspaper Nida al-Watan sued over alleged presidential criticism

On September 12, 2019, Lebanese judge Ziad Abu Haidar filed a criminal defamation suit against the Nida al-Watan newspaper as well as its editor-in-chief Beshara Charbel and managing director George Barbari, according to news reports and a report by regional press freedom group Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom.

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