Lebanon's only English-language newspaper published an on Thursday without any . The Daily Star printed a newspaper that contained blank, white pages. The front page simply said "Lebanon". The inside pages contained a single banner highlighting the current the paper deems the country is suffering from, and the back page had a photo of a cedar (Lebanon's national symbol) with a reading: "Wake up before it's too ." The newspaper explained why it had not put any news on its pages, saying it had, "refrained from publishing news in its print edition" to protest against the country's deteriorating economy and political .
The Daily Star's editor-in-chief, Nadim Ladki, spoke to at CNN about the rationale for the protest publication. She said: "The is to ring the alarm about all the challenges that our country is facing and to urge in Lebanon to work towards resolving these ." She added that she was, "calling on politicians and everyone to pull together". Some of the on the inside pages read: "Government deadlock," "Pollution at alarming ," and "Public debt close to $100 million". Other woes highlighted included unemployment and illegal flooding the country. Ms Ladki said: "It's that people take of these problems and think."