Prime Minister Tammam Salam meets with a delegation from the Press Federation in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The heads of Lebanese media groups Thursday condemned what they said was an ongoing campaign by some politicians and parties against journalists.The Press Federation sounded the alarm last week over what it said was the increasing rate of lawsuits by political parties and officials against media figures filed with judicial authorities rather than the Court of Publications.Some politicians and political parties have recently been filing cases against media persons for what they consider as incitement or personal attacks against them. Sadek's case was preceded by a similar complaint filed by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk against an Al-Akhbar newspaper journalist in September.
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