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Expresses fears as to the plans for privatization of the Lebanese University

Antelias, December 1st, 2003

The Union Catholique Internationale de la Presse in Lebanon condemns the way the Government is dealing with the issue of the Lebanese University and expresses fears about plans aiming at privatizing this university as it was the case with the UNESCO Palace. These fears are due to the investment and profit trend prevailing now among people in power.

The communiqué of the UCIP includes the following:
1- The issue of the Lebanese University is a national affair par excellence, this university being at the heart of the cultural and educational mission in Lebanon. It is also one of the components of democracy of education on which Lebanon is based. Any attack to this university would be an attack against public freedoms by jeopardizing the right to education and to equal opportunities.

2- Any equivocation in the accomplishment of the demands of the national university would raise fears for the continuation of investment and privatization policy that aims at laying hand on the wealth of this country; the same policy that threatens the Lebanese cultural values including the UNESCO Palace.

3- The Lebanese society owes to the LU hundreds of thousands of distinguished graduates who contributed to the rebirth of Lebanon as well as the high level of culture and knowledge of the absolute majority of the students of Lebanon. Investment in construction is not enough for achieving the progress of a State; the human factor being still the basis for any development. Therefore, meeting the demands of the LU teachers cannot but serve the interest of the country and put an end to the Lebanese brain draining and the loss of the country's potential.

عن الاتحاد الكاثوليكي العالمي للصحافة - لبنان

عضو في الإتحاد الكاثوليكي العالمي للصحافة UCIP الذي تأسس عام 1927 بهدف جمع كلمة الاعلاميين لخدمة السلام والحقيقة . يضم الإتحاد الكاثوليكي العالمي للصحافة - لبنان UCIP – LIBAN مجموعة من الإعلاميين الناشطين في مختلف الوسائل الإعلامية ومن الباحثين والأساتذة . تأسس عام 1997 بمبادرة من اللجنة الأسقفية لوسائل الإعلام استمرارا للمشاركة في التغطية الإعلامية لزيارة السعيد الذكر البابا القديس يوحنا بولس الثاني الى لبنان في أيار مايو من العام نفسه. "أوسيب لبنان" يعمل رسميا تحت اشراف مجلس البطاركة والأساقفة الكاثوليك في لبنان بموجب وثيقة تحمل الرقم 606 على 2000. وبموجب علم وخبر من الدولة اللبنانية رقم 122/ أد، تاريخ 12/4/2006. شعاره :" تعرفون الحق والحق يحرركم " (يوحنا 8:38 ).