Free Speech in Lebanon- the threats from Hezbollan and al Qaeda
Posted by missioneuropakmartell on May 10, 2008
Lebanon descends into civil war, and free speech is a first victim:
H/T Beirut Spring:
Please spread the word: The real target of Hezbollah’s vicious campaign is free media in Lebanon.
Hidden under the coverage of explosions, smoke and gunmen roaming Beirut is the real story: Hezbollah and its backers in Syria and Iran can’t stand any voice that freely express a different point of view.
The guns were dispatched to silence the voice. All over Lebanon, in Beirut, In Tripoli, in Saida, and in Bekaa, Iranian and Syrian allies are targeting the media organizations that are critical of their regimes. This is an orchestrated, pre-planned campaign that includes dismantling hardware, destroying archives and intimidating Journalists.
Regardless of where we stand politically, we have to make it clear to the world that we will not accept tampering with the free exchange of ideas, the main foundation of any democracy.
Please do everything you can to spread the word and be part of this:
Bloggers and Website owners: Please include one of the banners below, depending on your size preference, by right-clicking the banner you want and copying its location. If you don’t know how to do this, send me an email to mustapha at beirutspring dot com and I’ll gladly help
Regular folks and activists:
1- The above vertical banner will make a great facebook profile picture (please also link to this post)
2- You can send an email with the text below to politicians, newspapers and anyone you know who might have access to international media.
See a number of videos and more analysis here….