Lebanon’s oldest English-language day by day newspaper laid off its complete employees and have become the most recent casualty within the collapse of the nation’s once-flourishing press, staff stated Tuesday.
The Each day Star’s staff have been notified just a few days earlier that they have been all being made redundant from October 31, in accordance with an electronic mail which was despatched to the employees and seen by AFP.
The newspaper, which is co-owned by the household of former prime minister Saad Hariri, had halted its print version early final 12 months and stopped updating its web site two weeks in the past.
There was no assertion from the newspaper however the layoffs put an finish to years of economic difficulties throughout which employees have been routinely paid late.
Hariri’s as soon as affluent media empire has unravelled in recent times, together with his Future TV channel and Arabic-language Al Mustaqbal day by day downsizing to reveal bones.
Lebanon’s outstanding As-Safir day by day shut down 5 years in the past and An-Nahar, one other of the nation’s historic newspapers, is clinging on for expensive life.
The Each day Star was based in 1952 by Kamel Mroue, then proprietor and editor-in-chief of the pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper.
It closed for greater than a decade in the course of the 1975-1990 civil warfare, returning to information stands in 1996.