Samir Qassir

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In Lebanon, Gebran Tueni's daughter seeks the truth

December 14, 2010 11:01 AM ET

On a rainy Sunday in downtown Beirut, in St. George Cathedral at Place d'Etoile, the family of murdered Lebanese journalist Gebran Tueni gathered with the staff of his newspaper, Al-Nahar, to hold a memorial marking the fifth anniversary of...

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Anniversary a reminder of Qaddafi's media repression

August 31, 2009 12:26 PM ET

As Col. Muammar Qaddafi, 67, celebrates the 40th anniversary of his ascent to power this week, it is unlikely that any of the numerous international guests will venture to ask the Libyan dictator or his aides what happened to...

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Four years on, Qassir's killers remain at large

June 1, 2009 4:35 PM ET

New York, June 1, 2009--On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the murder of Lebanese journalist Samir Qassir, the Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged that those behind the crime are still at large....

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Lebanon

February 10, 2009 12:25 AM ET

This deeply divided country reached the brink of full-scale conflict in mid-year after political and religious leaders used the news media to inflame sectarian divisions and failed to abide by the consensual style of government agreed upon at the end...

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Editor's murder remains unsolved

December 11, 2008 2:30 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2008--The Lebanese authorities must bring to justice those responsible for the 2005 assassination of journalist Gebran Tueni, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Lebanese editor’s murder remains unsolved

December 12, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 12, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that two years after the Beirut assassination of a prominent Lebanese editor, the perpetrators remain at large. On December 12, 2005, Gebran Tueni, managing director and columnist for the...

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Lebanese editor’s murder remains unsolved

December 12, 2007 12:00 AM ET

New York, December 12, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that two years after the Beirut assassination of a prominent Lebanese editor, the perpetrators remain at large. On December 12, 2005, Gebran Tueni, managing director and columnist for the...

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U.N. tribunal offers chance for justice in Lebanese journalist attacks

May 31, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 31, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the U.N. Security Council’s establishment of an international criminal tribunal empowered to prosecute individuals responsible for a series of deadly attacks against Lebanese journalists in 2005. The Security Council approved...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Lebanon

February 5, 2007 11:24 AM ET

Israel's summer offensive in Lebanon was filled with danger for hundreds of journalists who braved bombs and bullets to cover fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas. The offensive began after guerrillas abducted two Israeli soldiers and killed eight near...

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Tueni’s killers go unpunished one year on

December 11, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed that a year after the assassination of leading Lebanese journalist Gebran Tueni in Beirut, the perpetrators remain at large. On December 12, 2005, Tueni, managing director and columnist for...

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