Lebanon has two state-owned news agencies. The most important of them is The National News Agency (NNA), official news body of Lebanon, launched in 1964. They’re an entity subjected to the Ministry of Information Lebanese Republic.
The Ministry of Information consists of the General Directorate of Information and several other directorates including: Directorate of Lebanese Studies and Publications, The National News Agency and The Lebanese Broadcasting Directorate Auditing Department (Diwan). The Ministry includes other departments and sections. It was organized by legislative decree no. 6830 released on June 15, 1961.
In other words, whatever is published or stated via any of the entities subjected to the Ministry of Information is considered and recognized as “official information from the Lebanese Government“.
Please CLICK HERE for the official 2013’s article (in English) from the The National News Agency (Lebanese Government News’s Agency – Ministry of Information) mentioning the late HH Sheikh Nassif El Chemor (transliterated there as “Shamir”) famous author, historian and former mayor of Kferhata in Lebanon. His Highness Sheikh Nassif has left us earlier this year victim of cancer. May God rest his soul.