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Lebanon's Press Pack Faces Uncertain Future

Long seen as an enclave for free speech in the region, Lebanon’s bustling and influential media landscape is facing an uncertain future. Amid widespread reports of media outlets failing to pay their journalists, leading daily newspaper As-Safir announced it was closing at the end of last month.   Despite the decision being reversed shortly after, the news spawned editorials signaling the inexorable decline of the country’s newspaper industry.   It also sparked warnings of a...

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