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Al-Mustaqbal (Discontinued)

(Disclaimer: This outlet is currently closed. Nevertheless, we have decided to include it in the study in order to mark these developments given their pertinent connections to the political class.)

Al-Mustaqbal newspaper was founded by late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in June 1999. It supports the political views of the Future Movement, which is headed by former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. This newspaper suffered a financial crisis in 2015, prompting the dismissal of employees and a delay in payment of salaries. On Thursday, January 10, 2019, Al-Mustaqbal newspaper’s management announced that it had decided to stop issuing the paper version of the newspaper, starting from February 1, and to become a completely digital newspaper, later accompanied by the “Future Web” website and the “Web TV” service.

Key facts

Ownership Type

Private - Lebanese Joint Stock Company

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Media Companies / Groups

Arab United Press Corp SAL


Ownership Structure

Arab United Press Corp is owned by the Hariri family (Saad, Nazik, Bahaa, Ayman, Hind, Fahd) 98%; the remaining 2% are owned by four political advisors and business partners of Saad Hariri.

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General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

 Rafik Hariri

former Prime Minister (1992-2008; 2000-2004), assassinated in 2005.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Hani Hammoud

Prime ministers Rafik and Saad Hariri’s political and media advisor.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Hani Hammoud

Prime ministers Rafik and Saad Hariri’s political and media advisor.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Saad Al-Alayli

General Manager



Phone: +961 (1) 746 301

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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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