Saturday, May 10, 2008

Protecting Free Media

Men hold a banner that reads, ' Future news', during a rally where journalists walked toward the Hariri's Future TV station that was forced to close by Hezbollah guerrillas in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, May 10, 2008. Dozens of journalists accompanied by about 300 people demonstrated in Beirut Saturday to protest Hezbollah's closure of the television station of top Sunni leader Saad Hariri, saying the move is 'a crime' against the media. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla).

NOWLebanon provides coverage while Mustapha [BeirutSpring] tries to help and Tony Badran [Across the Bay] provides perspective.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:56 PM

    where were these crowds when Future Movement members did the same to SSNP offices?

    everyone is a hypocrite in lebanon.

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  2. Anonymous8:18 PM

    ssnp offices aren't a media outlet genius

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  3. The Sunnis of Beyrouth should not feel embarressed.

    Even though I strongly criticize Hezbollah's use of weapons on it's own people, as it has promised to never use.

    Hezbollah has widthdrawn now, and links should be reopened between the two 'political' parties.

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  4. Anonymous11:23 PM

    the Future TV burning was a retaliation for the burning of SSNP offices by members of Future Movement. the issue of 'free speech' is somewhat misplaced here; it's more a matter political retaliation. There is video online with SSNP people saying why they did it.

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  5. Anonymous11:26 PM

    In Aoun the animal's own words, they were waiting to burn the station down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM31fNzpC6M

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