Agencies (Qasioun) - On Thursday morning, many Lebanese woke up in the morning to be surprised at the look of the An-Nahar newspaper; the print edition was all blank with white pages. The news website and the social media accounts of An-Nahar were all blank, without any explanation.
Shortly after, it editor-in-chief announced a press conference to be held on the same day to explain.
Social media users went to share images and screenshots of the blank pages wondering about the reason behind such a move.
Some said it might be related to the current political crisis in Lebanon which made the newspaper go blank as they did not have much space to discuss it!
Others suggested the move might have been made to raise awareness about the crisis faced by many print newspapers as the industry is facing a dramatic decline and especially as many prominent print newspapers around the world dropped their print edition.