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3/6/2005

BEIRUT,(KUNA) — Scores of Lebanese politicians and media personnel gathered Friday in Beirut”s martyrs square where they observed an hour of silence in tribute to Al-Nahar journalist Samir Kassir who was assassinated in Beirut yesterday.

Attending the gathering were Chairman of the Lebanese Press Association Mohammed Baalbaki, General Manager of Al-Nahar Newspaper Jubran Twaini, Editor-in-Chief Gassan Twaini along with a number of politicians and media personnel.

The Lebanese flag was lifted during the event and participants carried symbolic black pens to express their grief for the loss of their colleague.

Today”s newspapers in Lebanon referred to Kassir as a key and remarkable journalist in Lebanon.

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