Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil meets Journalist Union chief Elias Aoun at the head of a delegation, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (The Daily Star/Dalati & Nohra, HO)
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Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil promised Friday that the financial crisis facing Lebanon's newspapers would be discussed in Cabinet, the Journalists Union said after meeting the minister.Aoun said the state should assume more responsibility for helping local dailies financially.Khalil stressed the importance of Lebanese journalists, saying that print newspapers remain vital to the nation even though many now get their news on digital platforms.Aoun handed the minister a plan he believes could save Lebanon's struggling press, which he said Khalil would bring up during the next Cabinet session.
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