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Media Roundtable: The Devastating Explosion In Beirut & Its Aftermath

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port, killing at least 150 people, injuring more 5,000, and leaving 300,000 homeless. Lebanon is mired in an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, rising poverty, endemic corruption, and the COVID crisis. How are people coping?

 

Guest:

Habib Battah, investigative journalist and founder of The Beirut Report

 

Web Resources:

Al Jazeera: Who is to blame for Lebanon's crisis?

The New York Times: Why Did Lebanon Let a Bomb-in-Waiting Sit in a Warehouse for 6 Years?

The Guardian: Beirut explosion: anger at officials grows after missed warnings

Reuters: 'Falling off a cliff': Lebanon's poor borrow to buy bread

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.