Sources



The 2004 report by Arab Press Freedom Watch “The State of the Arab Media: Freeing the Arab media from state control” is available in English and Arabic and includes an interesting contribution on the Lebanese Journalists Union:
http://www.apfw.org/data/annualreports/2004/english/2004annualreport.pdf

The CPJ annual report on attacks on the press in Lebanon:
http://www.cpj.org/attacks06/mideast06/leb06.html

Lebanon Charter of Professional Honour adopted by the general Assembly of the Lebanese Press Syndicate is available at IJNet:
http://ijnet.org/Director.aspx?P=Ethics&ID=38193

Second report on internet in the Arab World “Implacable adversaries: Arab Governments and the Internet” by Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRInfo) is available in English and Arabic:
http://www.openarab.net/en/reports/net2006/lebanon.shtml
http://www.openarab.net/reports/net2006/lebanon.shtml

Documents by Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRInfo) are available in English and Arabic:
http://www.hrinfo.net/lebanon/
http://www.hrinfo.net/sys/search/search.php

A 2006 report on “Restructuring radio broadcasting in Arab Countries” by the Institut Panos in Paris is available in English:
http://www.panosparis.org/fichierProdGB/fichierProd1486.pdf

The 2005 final report of “A comparative study on the media situation in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Tunisia” by the Olof Palme Center is available in English:
http://www.palmecenter.se/upload/filer/ovrigt/blandadedokument2005/mena%...

A 2004 report on “The media situation in the Middle East” by the Danish International Media Support is available in English:
http://www.i-m-s.dk/Media/PDF/Final%20General%20report%20on%20the%20medi...

The IREX Media Sustainability in the MENA region is available in English, French, and Arabic:
http://www.irex.org/programs/MSI_MENA/2005/MSI05_MENA_LEB.pdf
http://www.irex.org/programs/MSI_MENA/2005/french/MSI_MENA05_LBN_fr.pdf
http://www.irex.org/programs/MSI_MENA/2005/arabic/MSI05_MENA_leb_ar.pdf

Documents by the Arab Press Freedom Watch are available in Arabic and English:
http://www.apfw.org/indexarabic.asp?txtSearchText=%E1%C8%E4%C7%E4&btnSea...
http://www.apfw.org/indexenglish.asp?txtSearchText=lebanon

Articles in English on the website of Arab Media & Society on Lebanon include: “Are Lebanon’s media fanning the flames of sectarianism?”:
http://www.arabmediasociety.org/countries/index.php?c_article=94
“From A-lists to webtifadas: developments in the Lebanese blogosphere 2005-2006”:
http://www.arabmediasociety.org/countries/index.php?c_article=66
“From Long island to Lebanon: Arabs blog in America”:
http://www.arabmediasociety.org/countries/index.php?c_article=38
“Bombs and broadcasts: Al manar’s battle to stay on air”:
http://www.arabmediasociety.org/countries/index.php?c_article=40
“The long march of Pan-Arab media: a personal view”:
http://www.arabmediasociety.org/countries/index.php?c_article=43
“The weaponization of news media in the Middle east”:
http://www.arabmediasociety.org/countries/index.php?c_article=52
“Press under siege conference raises a cry for a freer Middle East press”:
http://www.arabmediasociety.org/countries/index.php?c_article=70

The annual World Press Freedom Review by the International Press Institute is available in English:
http://www.freemedia.at/cms/ipi/freedom_detail.html?country=/KW0001/KW00...

A 2006 report “Media in Lebanon: reporting on a Nation divided,” by the International Press Institute is available in English:
http://www.freemedia.at/PDF_Reports/Lebanon_Mission_Report.pdf

Report on a 2002 roundtable about “Professional ethics, media legislation & freedom of expression in Lebanon” by International Press Institute, the Institute for Professional Journalists, the Lebanese American University, and UNESCO is available in English:
http://www.freemedia.at/cms/ipi/attachments/2/9/3/CH0064/CMS114890211397...

“Guidelines for good journalistic practice” drafted during a 2001 seminar on “freedom of Expression and the media in Lebanon is available in English:
http://www.freemedia.at/cms/ipi/attachments/0/7/3/CH0064/CMS114242474018...

The annual report by Reporters without Borders is available in English and Arabic:
http://www.rsf.org/country-43.php3?id_mot=149&Valider=OK
http://www.rsf.org/IMG/pdf/rapport_ar.pdf

The Amnesty International Report 2007 is available in English and Arabic:
http://thereport.amnesty.org/eng/Regions/Middle-East-and-North-Africa/Le...
http://thereport.amnesty.org/ara/Regions/Middle-East-and-North-Africa/Le...

The annual Map of Press Freedom by Freedom House is available in English:
http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=251&year=2006

2007 Annual World Report by Human Rights Watch in English and Arabic:
http://hrw.org/englishwr2k7/docs/2007/01/11/lebano14711.htm
http://hrw.org/arabic/docs/2007/01/11/lebano14930.htm

Documents in English and Arabic by Human Rights Watch:
http://www.hrw.org/doc?t=mideast&c=lebano

Documents by International Crisis group in English and Arabic:
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=2743&l=1
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=2743&l=6

The telecommunications law is available in English and Arabic:
http://www.tra.gov.lb/docs/TelecomLaws-Lebanon2002English.pdf
http://www.tra.gov.lb/docs/TelecomLaw431_Lebanon_%20Arabic.pdf