Samir Qassir

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Third attack against press in four months

New York, September 26, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists voiced outrage today at the attempted murder of Lebanese news anchor May Chidiac, a strong critic of Syria. Chidiac, a political talk show host with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, was seriously wounded when a bomb exploded in her car near the port city of Jounieh on…

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LEBANON

SEPTEMBER 25, 2005 Posted October 11, 2005 May Chidiac, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation ATTACKED Lebanese news anchor May Chidiac, a strong critic of Syria, was seriously wounded when a bomb exploded in her car near the port city of Jounieh. She was the third journalist who has criticized Syrian influence in Lebanon to be attacked since…

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CPJ Update

CPJ Update August 15, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates

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On Refusing to Forget Samir Qassir

As legal proceedings begin in France to shed light on the murder of Lebanese journalist and academic Samir Qassir on June 2, hundreds of his friends, students and journalists refuse to forget.

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CPJ Update

CPJ Update July 15, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates

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Journalist assassinated in car bombing

June 2, 2005, New York, NY—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the murder of Lebanese columnist Samir Qassir, who was killed in a car bombing outside his home in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood this morning. Qassir, a prominent columnist for the Lebanese daily Al-Nahar, died when his car exploded after he started the engine, international…

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LEBANON

JUNE 2, 2005 Posted: June 3, 2005 Samir Qassir, Al-Nahar KILLED The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the murder of Lebanese columnist Samir Qassir, who was killed in a car bombing outside his home in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh neighborhood.

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Middle East Analysis

Bucking a worldwide trend toward democracy in the post-Cold War era, the political landscape of the Middle East and North Africa remained dominated by an assortment of military-backed regimes, police states, autocracies, and oligarchies. A new, younger generation of leaders has emerged in some countries in recent years, inheriting power and bringing hope for political…

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Lebanon

Lebanon boasts numerous privately owned newspapers and magazines, as well as television and radio stations that feature lively criticism of officials and government policies. Throughout 2001, however, Lebanese authorities used both the legal system and informal bullying to rein in outspoken journalists.

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Reporter loses passport after criticizing security forces

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about your government’s ongoing harassment of Samir Qassir, a journalist who writes for the Beirut daily Al-Nahar.

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