An Al-Akhbar employee talks on the phone near the front desk in the newspaper's office lobby in Beirut, Lebanon. Al-Akhbar Newspaper, established in Beirut in 2006, is known as a leftist-secular publication with a pro-Hezbollah reputation--although the editorial staff would disagree. Al-Akhbar has been the only Arabic language newspaper that has been granted exclusive access to US State Department cables released by Wikileaks--handpicked, according to it's editors because, in their opinion, Akhbar is the only paper in a region full of government control of media, which has operates in a open enough environment to publish the documents without facing government or financial interference.
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