| 24 May 2024, Friday |

Mikati, Kordahi urge Lebanese media to preach optimism, respect officials’ dignity

At a time when all countries across the globe, international organizations, and constitutions emphasize the significance of media freedom, the Lebanese media is confronting a fresh wave of persecution. On the first hand, Najib Mikati, the Prime Minister, urged the media to preach optimism and pray. On the other hand, George Kordahi, the Minister of Information, wants Lebanese media to respect the dignity of leaders.

Politicians’ remarks and proposals aim to impose limits on the media and hold it accountable for frustration. The two authorities overlooked the relevance of the press’s core concept of political responsibility, particularly in a nation like Lebanon, where political corruption and instability are prevalent.

The greatest disaster is that they are attempting to persuade the Lebanese that all of these controls, in addition to the numerous achievements we enjoyed during the Strong Covenant, are designed to assist them in adapting to this country in its present state and to protect them from themselves.

The media will not respond to the requirements of such a movie and will not take part in the everyday atrocities committed against the nation by a corrupt cabinet.

  • Sawt Beirut International