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Press freedom in Lebanon under threat

The sweeping powers granted last week by the Lebanese Parliament to the armed forces to bring protests under control threaten press freedom in the country, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, said. Parliament, which met last Friday, August 13 for the first time after the explosion on August […]

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NU-Q and ‘Media Use in the Middle East’

Since 2013, Northwestern University Qatar (NU-Q) has published its annual report “Media Use in the Middle East” to provide a useful and easy-to-access source for systematic data analysing and monitoring media use and attitudes in the Middle East. Ahead of the release of the 2017 survey this spring, look back at last year’s report to […]

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June attacks on journalists in MENA region

The International Press Institute (IPI) is concerned about the safety of journalists in the Middle East and North Africa following a number of press freedom violations that have been reported since the beginning of the month. Recent attacks on journalists in Lebanon, Iraq and Oman, and new laws on the table in Iraq, Egypt and […]

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Lebanese journalist escapes assassination

A Lebanese journalist escaped an apparent assassination attempt on Saturday, when the vehicle he was driving was hit by six bullets, Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper reported. Lebanon’s National News Agency said that Mustafa Jeha was pursued and shot at on Saturday night as he drove on a motorway just south of Beirut. The Daily Star […]

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