February 4, 2021 Find out more December 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shock at murder of Gebran Tueni, parliamentarian and owner of An-Nahar daily Follow the news on Lebanon RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Organisation LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car News News Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of Gebran Tueni, the CEO of the Arabic-language daily An-Nahar and a member of the Lebanese parliament, in a car-bomb explosion today in Beirut.“The murderers seem to stop at nothing,” the press freedom organisation said. “The loss of another of Lebanon’s leading journalists follows Samir Kassir’s death in a car-bombing in June and the maiming of May Chidiac in a bombing in September. We join Tueni’s family and the staff of An-Nahar in voicing our grief and anger. We will keep pressing for the truth about this murder until those responsible are identified and punished.”Reporters Without Borders added: “While we hail the United Nations’ efforts to curb the violence in Lebanon, we think it now may be necessary to go further and establish an international commission of enquiry into all the bombings and attacks that have targeted politicians and journalists. If nothing is done, more are bound to follow. Today’s bombing seems to be provocation, coming as it does on the eve of the presentation of a new interim report by Mehlis commission in New York.”Police said at least four people were killed and ten others wounded, two them seriously, in today’s bombing in Mansourieh, a Christian suburb of Beirut, in which Tueni was clearly the target. A police officer said that a “red car parked at the side of a road in the locality of Mekalis exploded, sending a car into a ravine and causing it to catch fire.”Tueni was elected as a parliamentary representative for Beirut in June. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News LebanonMiddle East – North Africa January 14, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information “Lebanon today lost one of its leading journalists,” says Reporters Without Borders. “We join the victim’s family and the staff of An-Nahar in voicing our grief and anger. We will keep pressing for the truth about this murder until those responsible are identified and punished.” The organisation also calls on the United Nations to redouble its efforts to rein in the violence in Lebanon.
We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we just learned from reliable sources that the longtime CEO of the Union County Hospital was abruptly dismissed this week? …it’s been alleged that the reason for her abrupt dismissal was that she strongly objected to the officials of Henderson County Methodist Hospital to continue taking large sums money from Union County Hospital funds to offset their massive losses? …this may be developing the story for an aggressive reporter employed by a local media outlet?IS IT TRUE we were just informed that a highly respected and 30 plus year Orthopedic surgeon employed by Henderson County Methodist Hospital was abruptly dismissed by officials of Henderson County Methodist Hospital earlier this week? … it’s being alleged that he was replaced by an Orthopedic doctor from Deaconess Hospital-Evansville?IS IT TRUE it been alleged that a member of Mayor Winnecke staff recently filed a “Freedom Of Information Request” in order to find out which City Council person passed sent an e-mail via their Government account to the City-County Observer concerning the noise ordinance? …if this information is correct all we can say is “are you kidding us”? …it looks like “Big Brother” rules at the Civic Center?IS IT TRUE that USI basketball has been hit with sanctions for NCAA recruiting violations?…the offense was not something that USI did but a “supporter” did buy a recruit a computer for less than $2,000?…we find the sanctions and public humiliation of USI for this small action to be overreach on the part of the NCAA?…the level of minutia that the NCAA seems to go to is suffocating college sports?…it is not their business if a friend of USI gave a gift of a computer to a recruit?…if that same supporter gave the kid a Ferrari or a lap dance from Stormy Daniels that would be a different story?IS IT TRUE during last year budget hearings Scott Schoenike clearly stated before the City Council that “VenueWorks aims to break even” at the Ford Center and went on to say that their primary interest is “to bring economic development to downtown Evansville?” … first off, no for-profit company of any value “aims to break even” or exists to further the civic interest of a city?IS IT TRUE during the upcoming budget hearings we hope City Council members will ask City Controller Rudd Lloyd, Jr., CPA about how much in advance payments did he receive from the Riverboat Fund and from the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Board so far this year? …it looks like the practice of borrowing money from Peter to pay Paul is alive and well at the Civic Center?IS IT TRUE that Evansville is in the news across the country today along with the rest of the Tri-State as the hottest heat index in the United States?…somehow the 4th of July week always seems to bring out the heat here even when June is moderate?… Thermal, CA with a temperature of 120 degrees has a lower heat index than Evansville for one reason and only one reason and that is excessive humidity in the Ohio River Valley?…the high humidity is what makes summer feel hotter and winter feel even colder in the Tri-State?…we offer our condolences to those who are running the air conditioning 24/7 at the highest a rates for electricity in the State of Indiana?IS IT TRUE that it is no secret that Evansville is struggling with a heroin epidemic along with much of the country?…this heroin epidemic came about first because doctors were handing out opioids like jellybeans and second because they stopped?…this irresponsible practice has created an estimated 10 million opioid addicts?…the parts of the country where opioids were handed out like Halloween candy are seeing more heroin deaths than other places but no place is immune to this scourge?…in 2017 for the first time in history more people died from heroin overdoses than from gun-related homicides?…the only state that did not see a significant increase in heroin-related deaths was Colorado and that has been attributed to legal recreational marijuana?…the lawmakers in Indiana need to let that sink in?IS IT TRUE that there is a movement among millennials to abandon the Democrat Party when it comes to national elections?…this movement is called #WalkAway and there are a multitude of articles and videos out there that articulate the frustration of young people with national Democrats?…it is curious that there is really no leader of the Democrat Party with any agenda whatsoever?…the only thing the pretenders like Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and other assorted malcontents can agree on is that they despise the ground that President Donald Trump walks on?…they even are advocating for an economic crash to get rid of the President?…if the combination of ignorance, arrogance, and downright delusion of national Democrats does not find a positive message, the once inevitable blue wave will probably turn into a decade out of power and possibly a full breakup of the Democrat Party?Todays “Readers Poll” question Is: Do you feel that Evansville is headed in the right direction?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”. 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