Portrait

CHARLES HELOU

Prestige issue 29, October 1995
«I do not blame our society. In our country, there is everything, a sharp mind and a willingness to trade inherited from our ancestors who followed the path of the stars».

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Saëb Salam

Prestige issue 18, November 1994
Keystone of independence, since its beginning in 1946, he remains inseparable from the Lebanese political scene. His infallible memory guides us into unexplored windings deep in history.

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YOUSSEF AYOUB HITTI

Prestige issue 80, January 2000
The press in Lebanon also had its heyday, its golden age in which, although young, it was able to assert itself as the fourth power. Some men have made this press, have forged it. Men who marked history, as discreetly and as effectively as politicians. Youssef Hitti was one of them. Founding a newspaper was then an adventure, and writing a paper an exercise of literature. Emeritus Pen, founder of the cedar of Lebanon in Rio de Janeiro in 1916,

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Mohammed Baalbaki

Prestige issue 80, January 2000
No evasions. No compromise. He adheres to the movements of history, marking his opinions. Loyal to his friendships but uncompromising in his principles, this man of the press is defined as the defender of freedom of expression. This is probably what established him in Lebanon for more than a decade as President of the Fourth Power…

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Fadel Said Akl

Prestige issue 80, January 2000
His lively pen escorted the contemporary history of our country. Marked by the salient events of every day, it painted in a sober and clear style beautiful canvases of independent Lebanon. Fadel Said Akl is among those who fought for freedom of expression, because since 1936 he was and remained seeker of truth.

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