Richard Andary: "The media plays a critical and very important roll to inform local and foreign persons the true and unbias news with substainited facts"
The full text of Richard Andary 's speech during the dinner he hosted in honor of the Head of the Syndicate of Lebanese Press Editors Mr Joseph Kossaifi on Sunday 29/9/2019
It is with open arms and genuine welcomeness The Andary Group welcome Mr Joseph El Kosseifi tonight. Special mention to HE Charbel Macaron Consul General of Lebanon, and Raymond El Chamlati Consul of Lebanon, friends, family and collegues.
We face difficult times which have compounded over many many years both domestic and foreign, those that can be potentially but systematically addressed with Lebanese political unity and NOT segregation.
With foreign issues and instability in the Middle East, US, China and Europe, which Lebanon has no control over, however, we as Lebanese can not be naive to believe that with such financial pressures of ALLIED countries to Lebanon, such support will be indefinite!!
Moreover, we also face domestic pressures caused by matters such as refugees within our boarders, once again, working in unity, we can assist Lebanon in reducing pressure on its limited resources, infrastructure and jobs.
Hence inlight of all foreign and domestic issues, the Lebanese need to rapidly find a solution!! We for the first time in years have a strong democratically voted Lebanese President with strong parliamentary representation, but this is not enough, I stress that with media's political and commercial independence, to potentially expedite in lieu of delay this unity and progress within Lebanon.
Again I stress, it is therefore paramount that all associated media sources tending news in Lebanon are commercially and politically independent and remain on this moral high ground for the prosperity of our beloved country, Lebanon.
I am sure there is no true patriotic Lebanese, whose interest is instability domestically via lack of independence and propaganda.
The media plays a critical and very important roll to inform local and foreign persons the true and unbias news with substainited facts.
I will leave you with that thought!
Please enjoy your evening as it is intended to be nice and causal without much formality.
God Bless Australia for all it has given us and Lebanon for what it has the potential to give us!!!