Gebran Tueni
Gebran Ghassan Tueni (September 15, 1957 – December 12, 2005) was a Lebanese
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 politician and the former editor and publisher of the mass circulation An-Nahar
An-Nahar , is the leading Arabic-language daily newspaper in Lebanon.It was first published on August 4, 1933 as a four-page, hand-set paper. The paper provided a platform for various free thinkers to express their views during the years of the Syria occupation of Lebanon. The paper can be best...

 daily newspaper in Beirut
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, Lebanon.

Tueni was a third generation journalist
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. An-Nahar was established by his grandfather, also named Gebran Tueni, in 1933. His father, Ghassan Tueni
Ghassan Tueni
Ghassan Tueni is a former Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations and publisher of An-Nahar, the leading Lebanese newspaper.- Biography :...

, ran the newspaper for decades.

Tueni had degrees in journalism, international relations and management from French
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We are on the edge of a new era. It can be something completely positive for Lebanon, and it can be something completely dark for Lebanon. ... That's why we are really at a turning point where anything can happen.

Associated Press interview, May 2000