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Lebanon - Legal harassment and harsh verdicts for media and information providers

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders expresses concern over recent verdicts against journalists and media organizations by the country's publications court. The court was established to settle disputes over defamation and libel cases. The press freedom organization calls for comprehensive reform of all laws concerning the practice of journalism in Lebanon. Currently, the press law (adopted in 1962, amended in 1977, 1994 and 1999), covers print media only. Journalists working for broadcast and digital (...)

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