Lebanon's English- Daily Star newspaper published an on Thursday without any news. It printed largely blank, white . The front page said "Lebanon". The inside pages contained highlighting the country's ills, and the back page had a photo of a cedar tree (Lebanon's national ) with a caption reading: "Wake up before it's too ." The newspaper said it had, "refrained from publishing news in its print edition" to protest against the country's worsening economy and situation.
The editor-in- spoke to CNN reporters about the rationale for the . She said: "The is to ring the alarm bells about all the that our country is facing and to urge in Lebanon to work towards resolving these ." She called on "politicians and everyone to pull together". Some of the inside the paper highlighted a government , "alarming" levels of pollution, public debt, unemployment and illegal flooding the country. The editor-in-chief said: "It's enough that people take of these problems and think."