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Lebanon’s Media Battle by Paul Cochrane On Paul Cochrane talks about the issues that Lebanon’s media has dealt with in the past year. “On May 7, 2008, what was supposed to be a day of strikes to demand higher wages metamorphosed into eight days o fighting between Hizbullah-led opposition and the pro-government forces.” (Cochrane, 1) There to cover the bloodiest fight that Lebanon has seen since the civil war was the media, relaying the news all over the world via satellite. This allowed the Lebanese public sit back at home where it was safe and watch it all from their televisions. Once the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers announced that the strike was cancelled, Hizbullah and its supporters shut down the city of Beirut by blocking the roads with piles of debris. The following day, Hizbullah moved into the western part of the city and began fighting with members of affiliated parties. All this violence was due to the head of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) and their
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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