NEUTRALITY is a contentious issue in journalism, but honesty is the real measure.
CNN yesterday ended the 20-year career of its Senior Middle East News Editor, Lebanese-American Octavia Nasr, because of a tweet she wrote
A Syrian military court today sentenced a 79-year-old lawyer and human rights activist, who campaigned for decades for an end to emergency law, to three years in prison on charges of “weakening national morale”, defence lawyers said. “This is tragic. Haitham Maleh is an old and ill man,” one lawyer said, while another feared that […]
The three Lebanese men that were arrested for slandering President Michel Suleiman on the social networking website Facebook were released on bail on Friday. Military Investigative Judge Ghassan Owaidat released Naim Hanna, 27, Antoine Ramia, 29, and Shebel Qasab, 27 on a LL100,000 bail each ($66).
By Ghassan Karam
I have to ask the readers of this space to be patient with this post. It appears that very few people have had access to the “offending” short article that has created the ire of president Suleiman.
FPM MP Ibrahim Kanaan told LBCI Tuesday that the arrest of the Lebanese for defaming President Michel Suleiman on Facebook is not legally justified and should not have happened.
Lebanon arrested on Monday three people who allegedly used the social networking website Facebook to slander President Michel Sleiman, a judicial source said. “General prosecutor Said Mirza ordered the arrest of
Hezbollah MP Hussein Moussawi on Wednesday saluted veteran U.S. reporter Helen Thomas’ “courage” for her comments against Israel, which sparked a furor in Washington and forced her to retire.
Anyone in America can belittle the Arabs and abuse the Mulsims but when the The Lebanese-American journalist Helen Thomas says anything, everyone forgets the “right to free speech”.