Lebanon's only English-language daily newspaper published an edition Thursday any news. The Daily Star printed a newspaper that contained largely blank, white pages. The front page simply said "Lebanon". The inside pages contained a single banner highlighting the current ills the paper deems the country is suffering , and the back page had a photo a cedar tree (Lebanon's national symbol) a caption reading: "Wake up it's too late." The newspaper explained why it had not put any news its pages, saying it had, "refrained publishing news articles its print edition" to protest the country's deteriorating economy and political situation.
The Daily Star's editor--chief, Nadim Ladki, spoke to reporters CNN about the rationale the protest publication. She said: "The aim is to ring the alarm bells all the challenges that our country is facing and to urge everyone Lebanon to work towards resolving these crises." She added that she was, "calling politicians and everyone to pull together". Some the headlines the inside pages read: "Government deadlock," "Pollution alarming levels," and "Public debt close to $100 million". Other woes highlighted included unemployment and illegal weapons flooding the country. Ms Ladki said: "It's enough that people take notice these problems and think."