Newspaper AnNahar Gave Its Pages Over to Defunct Publications to Stand for Press Freedom

The Lebanese news platform launched its latest stunt advocating for democracy

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Lebanese newspaper AnNahar—one of the most prominent media outlets in the Middle East—has garnered international recognition for its bold efforts standing up for freedom of speech and democracy. Its latest stunt continues in the same vein by reviving publications that were shut down due to political pressure and dysfunction.

On Dec. 12, readers who picked up the daily edition of AnNahar were met with a surprise. Inside its pages were spreads from six shuttered newspapers, written by those publications’ former staff.



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