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Ghassan Tueni: a portrait of one of Lebanon's greatest journalistic figures

With the death of Ghassan Tueni on Friday, June 8. His portrait is featured on the wall of one of the buildings surrounding Sassine Square.

Ghassan Tueni died at the age of 86. He once managed the French daily L'Orient Le Jour and was the Director and owner of the daily An-Nahar. Considered a "giant of the Arab press" by some international media, GhassanTueni has built the reputation of An-Nahar and made it a model of independent print media in the region.

Also an experienced politician, Ghassan Tueni had a long career that led him to represent the Country of Cedars to the United Nations. As ambassador he was a key architect of resolution 425 of the Security Council urging Israel to withdraw its troops from southern Lebanon in 1978. We note his hearty cry "Let my people live!" from the rostrum of the UN in 1978, while Lebanon was again the scene of conflict.

From age 25, he became the first member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. He then definitely left this political organisation. 

He was Vice Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1970 to 1971, Minister of Labour from 1975 to 1976;he became MP in 2005 in Beirut near the March 14 alliance, taking the place of his son Gebran, assassinated for his anti-Syrian stands

The successive dramas that hit his family forge an unusual personality. A Sober and cultivated man, GhassanTueni was a graduate of political science at Harvard University and philosophy at the American University of Beirut, where he was a lecturer. He is also the author of two books on Lebanon a war for others in 1985, and buries the hatred and vengeance published in 2009.

His funeral were held Saturday June 9 in Beirut at the Cathedral of St. George Greek Orthodox.

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With the death of Ghassan Tueni on Friday, June 8. His portrait is featured on the wall of one of the buildings surrounding Sassine Square.

Ghassan Tueni died at the age of 86. He once managed the French daily L'Orient Le Jour and was the Director and owner of the daily An-Nahar. Considered a "giant of the Arab press" by some international media, GhassanTueni has built the reputation of An-Nahar and made it a model of independent print media in the region.

Also an experienced politician, Ghassan Tueni had a long career that led him to represent the Country of Cedars to the United Nations. As ambassador he was a key architect of resolution 425 of the Security Council urging Israel to withdraw its troops from southern Lebanon in 1978. We note his hearty cry "Let my people live!" from the rostrum of the UN in 1978, while Lebanon was again the scene of conflict.

From age 25, he became the first member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. He then definitely left this political organisation. 

He was Vice Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1970 to 1971, Minister of Labour from 1975 to 1976;he became MP in 2005 in Beirut near the March 14 alliance, taking the place of his son Gebran, assassinated for his anti-Syrian stands

The successive dramas that hit his family forge an unusual personality. A Sober and cultivated man, GhassanTueni was a graduate of political science at Harvard University and philosophy at the American University of Beirut, where he was a lecturer. He is also the author of two books on Lebanon a war for others in 1985, and buries the hatred and vengeance published in 2009.

His funeral were held Saturday June 9 in Beirut at the Cathedral of St. George Greek Orthodox.

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