2019-11-06 Syria-Lebanon-Iran||Journalists quit Lebanon paper over anti-protest stance
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Four journalists have resigned from Leb’s pro-Hezbollah newspaper al-Akhbar over the daily’s stance on an unprecedented wave of anti-government protests.|
One journalist announced her resignation last week, another on Monday and two more followed suit on Tuesday, explaining their decision on social media.
One of them, leading economic journalist Mohammed Zbib, said he "resigned to protest against the newspaper management’s attitude towards the uprising."
Since October 17, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese have taken to the streets to demand better living conditions and a wholesale change of Leb’s corrupt and sectarian political system.
Al-Akhbar is among the most read and respected newspapers in Leb, including by those who do not share its political leanings.
Over the years, it has consistently produced pioneering coverage of the economic hardships faced by Leb’s least privileged, a key driver of the ongoing protests.
When the protests erupted nearly three weeks ago, initially over a proposed tax on phone calls via messaging apps, al-Akhbar threw its weight behind the movement.
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protesters’ grievances swiftly grew to demand the resignation of the entire ruling elite and a complete overhaul of a system that has returned the same politicians to power for decades.
|Posted by Fred 2019-11-06 00:00||
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