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El Shark

Founded in 1926, El Shark is one of the oldest newspapers in Lebanon and is considered to be supportive of the March 14 Alliance and the Future Movement, i.e. standing in opposition to Hezbollah's political alignment in the country. Awni Al-Kaaki, a Lebanese journalist who has been the head of the Lebanese Press Order since 2015, is the Chairman of the Board, and Khalil Khoury is the Editor-in-Chief. Despite the overall orientation of the paper, Al-Kaaki is seemingly in close contact with all establishment parties and forces in the country.

Key facts

Ownership Type

Private - Lebanese Joint Stock Company

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Media Companies / Groups

El-Shark Printing & Publishing Establishment Sal


Ownership Structure

The legal form of ownership is 'Individually Owned Company'.

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Group / Individual Owner

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Awni Al-Kaaki also owns Nadine, a weekly social and gossip magazine. 

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General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Awni Al-Kaaki (Sr.)

the grandfather of the current owner Awni Al-Kaaki.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Awni Al-Kaaki

President of the Lebanese Press Order since 2015.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Khalil Khoury 

Affiliated Interests other important people

Kheireddine Al-Kaaki

father of the current owner Awni Al-Kaaki


Phone: +961 (1) 810 820




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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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