A copy of Lebanese newspaper As-Safir is displayed in front of other newspapers at a shop in Sidon, southern Lebanon March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Lebanon's Journalists Union called for a comprehensive plan Thursday to save local newspapers from recent financial crises that have threatened to halt the operations of multiple dailies across the nation.The union's recent stance comes after recent layoffs by Al-Akhbar and Al-Mustaqbal newspapers, and amid reports that other local dailies have similar intentions, due to the precarious financial situations. As-Safir and An-Nahar newspapers had made similar cuts earlier this year. The prominent As-Safir newspaper was set to cease operations at the end of March after being in business for more than four decades, but the paper received a financial lifeline at the last minute.
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