Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists

This posting is an important update by the Committee to protect journalists and the freedom of the press worldwide:

Lebanese Internal Security Forces parade in downtown Beirut on the 70th anniversary of Lebanon's independence, November 22, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)

Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) Col. Nizar Bou Nasreddine on July 9, 2016, filed a lawsuit against Youmna Fawaz, a journalist for the Lebanese broadcaster Al-Jadeed, Tahseen Khayat, Al-Jadeed’s owner, and Al-Jadeed editor Mariam Bassam over the station’s broadcast in June and July 2016 of a report alleging corruption in the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, according to news reports, the Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, and Fawaz.

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