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Beirut – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: Months after the decision to prevent MTV correspondent Nakhla Adeymi from entering the presidential palace to cover parliamentary consultations to name the Lebanese prime minister, Al-Jadeed channel was informed of an official decision from Baabda Palace “to prevent Layal Saad from entering the palace to cover the activities of the president The republic was Michel Aoun and was advised to assign another colleague,” the channel announced in a statement.
“We are pleased to inform the Baabda Palace, that Al Jadeed TV does not have any other branch, and it will not assign any colleague to replace Layal Saad, although many colleagues of high professional calibers are able today to cover and fill the air with the best of their expertise in this field on the over the years. The issue is no longer about an alternative, but rather a battle that has become at the core of freedoms and turning Baabda into a tool for suppressing words and existence. In this regard, it is advisable to amend the articles of the ministerial statement to include a paragraph on this devastating repression that only accepts the traditional stereotype such as long live the redeemed leader.
The channel added: Al-Jadeed confirms its keenness on the dignity of colleagues in one phrase that the presidents know before their advisors: Layal Saad or no one. Accordingly, we declare our boycott by sending delegates to cover the activities of the Baabda Palace, and we are satisfied with what is reported on the official media if it is necessary. In the face of this state of banning us, Al-Jadeed finds itself compelled to file a lawsuit against those concerned in Baabda Palace, which is considered a palace for all the people. The law did not prohibit a Lebanese citizen from entering any official institution, except for those that are not available for entry due to national security requirements.”
The media, Layal Saad, had a quarrel with one of the officers of the Republican Guard Brigade after he heard her asking, “Aon Bedouin talking?” Without attaching his name to the title of His Excellency the President. Layal considered at the time that the officer had verbally assaulted her violently and shouted and attacked her, telling her: “Not a word, come from here, from the palace.”