‘A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.’ (Albert Camus)
Camus was a French (Algerian) philosopher, author, and journalist. After Rudyard Kipling he was the youngest Literature Laureate. Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, while Kipling was just 41 when he was awarded the Prize in 1907.
The Levant News was established in June 2014 by a group of like-minded journalists, analysts, and researchers with profound interest for the Middle East, a much talked about region of the world. The Middle East has suffered much injustice when it comes to media coverage, as bias, prejudices and political motivations often cloud and pervert what should be a balanced and realistic account of the truth. We see it as our duty to report the truth. In our perspective the essence of journalism. Our ethical pillars accuracy, independence, impartiality, humanity, and accountability are always reflect in our publications.
We intend to bring our readers a piece of the Middle East to their lives. Unapologetic in our coverage, we will remain free from all bias, even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way. As we all know the truth often generates anger, especially in the Middle East where politics and policies are so entangled in one another that realities quite literally get lost in translation.
Our angle is regional. We want you, our readers, to see things from the locals’ perspective – not a reflection of your understanding of the region but how life is on the ground. Our journey is one of true and profound love for the Middle East, its people and its culture. A journey beyond sectarian and political barriers.
We hope you enjoy it!
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THE EDITORIAL TEAM:
Dr. Emad Aysha
Senior Political Analysts:
Dr. Haytham Mouzahem
Alia Fawaz, Addie Schulte, Alberto de Luca, Emile Fakhoury, Erwin Sanders, George Labaki, Hiba Kilany, Jako Douglas-Borren, Joshuahn Jackstonburg, Lara Issa, Maurice de Hond, Mohammed Hussein Aldosari, Nikola Mikovic, Patricia Issa, Saleh Abdulwahed, and Russel Morris.