Voice of Lebanon radio station on Saturday stood behind its presenter Nawal Lichaa Abboud who has been referred to the Publications Court based on a lawsuit filed by the Lebanese University President Fouad Ayyoub over an episode she had hosted to discuss the conditions of the state-run academic establishment.
“Once again, Voice of Lebanon finds itself in the struggle arena, defending the freedom of expression and opinion," read a statement issued by the radio station.
“Dr. Ayoub did a good job by resorting to the judiciary so that it would judge who's keen to respect the other's opinion and the one holding firm to a unilateral point of view."
The statement stressed that the questions asked by the host during her contested episode serve as a small sample of the numerous inquiries shrouding the Lebanese University and its presidency.
"Turning just and justified questions into a sword to silence the voice of truth will not go unnoticed," the statement stressed.
“Voice of Lebanon only fulfilled its job by putting forward the people’s concerns," it affirmed. “No one will untie the bond between Voice of Lebanon and freedom."