Attacks on media press
Attacks on media press
Press |  2013
Author name:  Al Jadeed reporters
Version: Lebanon
Action:  Assault
Censoring Reason:  Politics
Content: Revealing corruption

Lebanon’s customs assaulted an Al Jadeed TV crew in Downtown Beirut investigating corruption within the import authority, sparking protests later in the day. The team’s equipment was smashed and journalist Royad Qobeissi was arrested. 
Four of Al Jadeed’s staff – Qobeissi, Ali Shreim, Adib Farhat and Ali Khalife – were detained following the incident before being referred to the public prosecutor’s office.