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A daily political newspaper, Al-Liwaa deals with Arab, regional, and international affairs. It was founded by Abdel Ghani Salam in 1963 and was pro-March 14 Alliance, i.e. opposed to Hezbollah's political alignment in the country, including its foreign policy and domestic military affairs (such as its intervention in Syria and military dominance in Lebanon). The paper includes a section called "Islamiyyat" which covers Islamic religious topics. Adnan Ghalayini is the Administrative Director, and Salah Salam is the Editor-in-Chief. It is published in Arabic in Beirut by Dar Al-Liwaa for Press and Publishing.

Key facts

Ownership Type

Private - Lebanese Joint Stock Company

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Content Type


Passive Transparency

upon request, ownership data is easily available from the company/channel

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Media Companies / Groups

Dar Al-Liwaa For Press and Publishing SAL


Ownership Structure

The three daughters of Salah Salam, Nisrine, Sirine and Nadine own 98% of the shares. Salah Salam owns 1% and his wife Najwa 1% as well.

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Individual Owner

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General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Abdel Ghani Salam

late Lebanese writer

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Salah Salam

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Salah Salam

Former candidate for 2018 parliamentary elections

Affiliated Interests other important people

Hussein Saad



Phone: +961 (1) 751 000



Address: Beirut Isteklal street, Beirut, Lebanon

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

700,000,000 L.L. and $250,000 USD (2021)

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

500,000,000 L.L. and $175,000 USD (2021)

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2024 audience share for all outlets is based on data provided by ELKA. Cumulative amounts are used to assess the audience share indicator. 2024 and 2021 data on shareholder fractions, company information, revenue, and management are acquired by the collaborative investigative efforts of SEEDS for Legal Initiatives and the Samir Kassir Foundation. Audience share data is unavailable for online outlets.

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