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Lebanon’s oldest English-language newspaper shuts down due to economic crisis


According to the news in the Lebanese press, The Daily Star Editor-in-Chief Nadim Ladki announced via e-mail to all employees that the newspaper and its website were shut down.

“With a broken heart, we have to regret that all The Daily Star employees have been laid off as of October 31, 2021,” Ladki wrote in his message. used his statements.

Founded by Kamel Mrowa in 1952, the newspaper has been in serious economic crisis in recent years. For this reason, the printing of the daily newspaper was stopped last year. The newspaper’s website has not been regularly updated since 13 October.

There were no problems in broadcasting life

Lebanon’s oldest daily English-language newspaper, The Daily Star, had to take a break from its publication life for various reasons.

The newspaper, which stopped its publication twice during the civil war in the country in 1975-1990, met with its readers again in 1996 after the war. The newspaper could not be published for a while in 2009 due to the economic crisis.

The newspaper is allegedly owned by former Prime Minister and Future Movement leader Saad Hariri. The Future TV, which belongs to the Hariri family, was also shut down two years ago due to the economic crisis.

After the end of the civil war in Lebanon, Beirut became the center of many Arab media, especially the Gulf countries.

However, in the last few years, due to the economic crisis and political tensions with Lebanon, the Gulf media has been moving to the United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia.

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