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One of the oldest Lebanese daily political newspapers, Annahar was founded by Ambassador Gebran Tuéni. Its first issue came out on August 4, 1933, and Tuéni’s son Ghassan joined the newsroom from 1948 to 1999. Following his father’s footsteps, he became one of the most prominent journalists in Lebanon, even assuming diplomatic, parliamentary, and ministerial posts. Ghassan’s son, Gebran, also followed this path until he was assassinated in a car bomb on December 12, 2005, after he was elected a Member of Parliament for Beirut. Six months earlier, Annahar journalist Samir Kassir was assassinated in similar circumstances on June 2, 2005.

In 2009, the newspaper suffered a financial crisis and dismissed over 50 employees. The same situation occurred again in 2016. In January 2009, Annahar launched its Web TV. Former MP and Gebran’s daughter Nayla Tuéni is the General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper. Ghassan Hajjar is the Director of Publication.

Annahar covers local and international news, health, technology, gender, science, arts, society, entertainment, and social issues.

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Private - Lebanese Joint Stock Company

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Annahar SAL


Ownership Structure

Members of the Tuéni family directly own 20.62%. MP and former minister Marwan Hamadé - the uncle of the Tuéni children - owns 0.15% and the Nadia Tueni Foundation, an association named after the first wife of late Ghassan Tuéni owns 2.2%. The Hariri family owns 99.9% of Al Mal Investment Co. SAL Holding, which holds 39.6% of Annahar SAL.

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Marwan Hamadé

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Gebran Tuéni

Lebanese journalist, diplomat, and politician. 

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Nayla Tuéni

former Member of Parliament (2009-2018) and great-grand-daughter of the founder.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Nayla Tuéni

former Member of Parliament (2009-2018) and great-grand-daughter of the founder.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Ghassan Hajjar

Managing Editor since 2009, Hajjar joined Annahar as a journalist in 1996. The Director of Annahar Center for Training and Research, he teaches at the Antonine University and the Lebanese University.


Phone: +961 (1) 994 888



Address: Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon

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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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