The media in Lebanon: One year after the Beirut blast


On August 4, 2020, an explosion at the port of Beirut shook Lebanon’s capital, killing more than 200 people, wounding thousands more, and flattening the surrounding homes and businesses. The shock of the explosion, caused by hundreds of tons of improperly stored ammonium nitrate, reverberated across a country already reeling from decades of government corruption, financial mismanagement and abuses of power.

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