National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing on History Threatened: Ancient City of Tyre Endangered By Conflict in Lebanon

Jun 11, 2013, 10:01 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report on the threats to one of the world's most historic cities – the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre, Lebanon, will be the focus of a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Wednesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. in the club's Zenger Room.


Tyre is ranked with Carthage on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Discussing the report will be Dr. Maha, El-Khalil Chalabi, President of the International Association to Save Tyre, Lebanon and Esther Coopersmith, President of the American National Committee for Tyre, Official Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO and former U.S. Delegate to the United Nations.

Dr. Chalabi will also announce a novel fundraising effort to save Tyre – an online raffle for a genuine Picasso.

This National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in the Club's Murrow Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20045.

Peter Hickman, NPC Newsmaker Host
301-367-7711 (cell), 301-530-1210 (office) 
Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Chair

SOURCE National Press Club