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Al-Jadeed (formerly New TV) was founded by the Lebanese Communist Party in 1992 and forcibly shut down in 1997 when it did not get the required license as it did not support the pro-Syrian regime Lebanese authorities. The station was reopened in 2001 by Tahseen Khayat (a Lebanese businessman, owner of Tahseen Group, a company working in different sectors such as publishing, printing, distribution, media, power generation and pharmaceuticals). In early 2007, New TV changed its name to Al-Jadeed. Al-Jadeed's editorial line is critical of the Future Movement and the March 14 alliance.

Its current chairman is Tahseen Khayat and its news director is Mariam Al-Bassam. The station underwent repeated attacks, most importantly in December 2022, when it was targeted by unknown perpetrators who threw a Molotov cocktail and fired live bullets because of one of its programs.

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Private - Lebanese Joint Stock Company

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Free content

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Media Companies / Groups

Al Jadeed SAL


Ownership Structure

Al-Jadeed is mainly owned by businessman Mohamad Tahseen Khayat and his family, including his daughters Bouchra, Ghida, Nadia and Karma, and his son Karim (for a total of 58.13%). Other shareholders are businessmen Safa Al Khoury (10%), and Abdallah Zakhem, Marwan Kalo and Nizar Younes (6.68% each).

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Hassan Bawab

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Lebanese Communist Party

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Mohamad Tahseen Khayat

Chairman of Tahseen Khayat Group, present in the fields of publishing, printing, distribution, media, energy, and pharmaceuticals.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Mariam Al-Bassam

News Director and Veteran Journalist

Affiliated Interests other important people

Saadlallah Mazra'ani

Lebanese Communist Party affiliate


Phone: +961 (1) 303300



Address: Wasat Al Msaytbeh, Beirut, Lebanon

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Further Information


Chidiac, M. (2014). La television mise à nu. L'Orient des Livres. (Available in French only).

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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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