Presidential Palace Has No Right To Ban Reporters

Al Jadeed reporter Layal Saad was denied entrance to the Presidential Palace's press office last week because of a previous incident that took place months ago where Saad referred to the president as ‘Aoun’ and not ‘his excellency President Aoun’. Layal claims that she was verbally abused after that first incident and that she referred to the president as 'Aoun' off the air, while Baabda claims she offended the President of the Republic during a…

Information Minister George Kordahi is Off to a Bad Start

Lebanon's newly appointed information minister, TV star George Kordahi, called on the media in his first official statement to refrain from hosting politicians who claim that we will go to hell. He continued by asking those to let the government and calm down. This statement was strongly condemned by many journalists and the Journalists for Freedom movement which issued the below statement: ٢- لا يا سيادة الإعلامي الوزير، لست أنت ولا أي مسؤول آخر يقرر…
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Lebanon 2022 Elections: The Six “Expats” Seats Must Be Cancelled!

2 weeks ago
The parliamentary law adopted in 2017 was the first to allow expats to cast their votes; however the rules were very poorly publicized, turnout was low, registered voters lists were leaked and the whole process ...
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Raids on Fuel Depots & Medicine Warehouses Are Useless

1 month ago
Millions of liters of subsidized fuel hidden in underground tanks as well as tons of medicine and baby formula were seized following raids by the Lebanese security forces. The latest raid was carried out by ...
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So what if Riad Salameh Gets Arrested?

1 month ago
Judge Ghada Aoun just issued a search warrant for Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh that expires in a month time, after Salameh refrained from attending several sessions in the case of the illegal money transfers ...
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BDL Has Officially Ended Fuel Subsidies, Prices to Jump By 5-6 Times

1 month ago
Fuel subdivides are over. BDL announced it today and it is now up to the Energy Minister to set new fuel prices, which will be at least 5 or 6 times higher than the current ...
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Is Real Change Possible in Lebanon?

1 month ago
The answer is no, at least not in the next 3 to 5 years. As much as I want to believe that the revolution can still bring the Sulta down to its knees, the situation ...
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Should Expats Visit Lebanon This Summer to Ease Its Financial Crisis?

2 months ago
The answer would obviously be YES in any other time, but it’s not that simple given the circumstances Lebanon is going through right now. While expats will bring in “fresh” dollars, they will also increase ...
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France Considering a Currency Board For Lebanon

3 months ago
Annahar reported yesterday that the French President is considering establishing a currency board for Lebanon in case everything falls apart. Talks about a currency board had emerged earlier this year when Steve H. Hanke, an ...
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Central Bank Wants to Repay Up To $25,000 To Depositors Starting June 2021

4 months ago
Lebanon’s Central Bank issued a statement on Sunday claiming that they’re working on a plan with the banks to repay up to $25,000 in “fresh” dollars covering deposits done before Oct 17 2019. The payments ...
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