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Journalism’s ‘troublesome, powerful’ Mideast presence

Octavia Nasr

(original source Al Arabiya) 

The late Ghassan Tueni, my mentor and a doyen of Arab journalism, has always said that being a journalist was his favorite and most precious title. But his version of journalism is quickly disappearing. He could respect all opinions even if he disagreed with them. He was a journalist’s journalist and a role model in this sacred profession, which has earned itself the characterization of being both “troublesome” and “powerful.”

The only guarantee we have at this point is that the dramatic free fall some Arab countries are undergoing is unavoidable and even necessary. Recent events have been a means to let matters fall where they will, to see how and with whom the future will rise.

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