Guardian :: This weekend in Tripoli (Lebanon's second largest city), some of the worst fighting the country has seen for several years took place. During the night there were no updates from any of Lebanon's major news outlets, and frustrated citizens turned to social media to share what they were experiencing.
Media – old and new, foreign and local – have continued to be pessimistic in interpreting the meaning of the current events for Lebanon's future. Each incident has brought new headlines, blogposts, status updates and tweets proclaiming that Lebanon is unavoidably slipping into Syria's conflict. This was typified by the frankly histrionic twitter hashtag trending at the time of the Beirut clashes: #LebanonOnFire.
[Rohan Talbot:] Lebanon is not on fire, though a battle for the narrative is in full swing.
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