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Lebanon: Restrictions and disinformation amid protests

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS FRANCE 24

Nationwide demonstrations continue in Lebanon. They are the largest the country has seen in 15 years, despite an unprecedented package of economic reforms proposed by the government. The opposition movement, which has united the nation across sectarian divides, is calling for an overhaul of a political system it calls corrupt. As ever, the media is playing a significant role. For more, we talk to Kareem Chehayeb, an independent journalist and human rights researcher in Beirut.

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Meanwhile, in Syria, the Turkish president continues to call on Kurdish fighters to withdraw from the border area. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he wants to resettle up to two million refugees there. Our reporters Clovis Casali and Karim Hakiki went to the Turkish border town of Akcakale to see what local residents think about the offensive.

And it's the biggest ancient mummy find in Egypt in over a century. A team of archaeologists has discovered 3,000-year-old wooden coffins for men, women and children.

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