The Daily Star Lebanon suspends its print edition
Posted on 2020 Feb,04

Lebanon’s English-language newspaper The Daily Star has announced today the temporary suspension of its print edition due to the financial challenges facing the Lebanese press, which have been exacerbated by the deterioration of the economic situation in the country.
The Daily Star’s website and social media platforms will remain operational, and will continue to offer first-rate news coverage and content from Lebanon, the Middle East and beyond.
A drop to virtually no advertising revenue in the last quarter of 2019, as well as in January of this year, compounded the already dire financial situation that has ravaged Lebanese newspapers with the rise of digital media and years of dwindling spending on ads as a result of the years-old economic slowdown.
Back in September 2019, The Daily Star refrained from publishing news articles in its print edition to take a stance on the deteriorating situation in Lebanon, and called on officials to "wake up" before it is too late. A special edition was printed with each page listing one main issue dragging the country toward the abyss.
The Daily Star hopes to relaunch its paper version and return to newsstands once the storm passes  
Founded in 1952, The Daily Star was one of the first English-language newspapers in the Arab world. It stopped printing during the Civil War but relaunched in 1996.