Defend Press Freedom

In honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, we hope you will consider supporting The Media Line this month.
The role of a free press has been at the foundation of democracies around the world for nearly 200 years.
Yet, in many countries, publications are censored and journalists put their lives at risk to report the truth.
A transparent and reliable press covering the important issues of the Middle East is needed more than ever.

The Media Line is proud to assume this responsibility and has over 20 years of success in shaping the role of news reporting in the region. We hope you will support our efforts by making a donation today.

Thank you!

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
Beirut Chaos Continues as Thousands Clash with Police

Beirut Chaos Continues as Thousands Clash with Police

Nearly 800 people were wounded in violent protests that erupted in Beirut over the weekend as demonstrators demanding the immediate resignation of the Lebanese government clashed with security forces. Police opened fire and launched gas canisters into the crowds after they were pelted with rocks and bottles. One officer was killed after reportedly tripping into an elevator shaft while being chased by demonstrators. On Saturday, hundreds of angry protesters managed to overpower security guards and stormed ministry buildings, burning portraits of President Michel Aoun. Public outrage, simmering for months over Lebanon’s economic collapse, finally erupted after the horrific blast at Beirut Port last week. At least 158 perished in the ammonium nitrate explosion, with over 6,000 injured and dozens of others still missing. In the wake of the weekend’s mass protests, Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for early parliamentary elections.

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.