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Journalists and activists held a solidarity stand with Nida Al Watan newspaper after its editor-in-chief and responsible director were summoned to appear at the Justice Palace over a controversial front-page article published last week.The Lebanese Press Federation called for the transfer of all cases related to journalism and freedom of speech to the Publications Court, criticizing the state for resorting to the judiciary to hold journalists accountable.Nida Al Watan is funded by Lebanese businessman Michel Mecattaf, who was also an independent candidate in the May 2018 parliamentary elections.
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