The south Lebanon conflict saw two decades of sustained resistance by the Lebanese people to Israeli occupation. The Lebanese media played a significant role in achieving liberation over this period. Media campaigns were conducted to unite the Lebanese people against their foreign occupier, the Israeli military forces, and to support the Lebanese resistance in south Lebanon. Channels of Resistance in Lebanon investigates the culture and performance of Lebanese journalism in the context of the Israeli forces' escalating incursions against Lebanon and their encounters with the Lebanese resistance. It is a story about journalism told by a journalist, who is also using tools of scholarship and research to narrate her story and the story of her fellow journalists. Zahera Harb is presenting here an alternative interpretation of propaganda under the conditions of foreign occupation and the struggle against that occupation. She identi es the characteristics of liberation propaganda through the coverage and experience of the two Lebanese TV stations, Tele Liban and Al Manar, in these circumstances of war. Tele Liban is considered to have started the campaigns that Harb names instances of liberation propaganda and Al Manar to have successfully continued them. She explores the historical, cultural, organisational and religious contexts in which the Lebanese TV outlets and journalists considered here operated and how these contexts shaped their professional practice and their news values.
Channels of Resistance in Lebanon
Liberation Propaganda, Hezbollah and the Media