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Megaphone News

Established in 2017, Megaphone News is a platform which began on Facebook and later expanded to Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and WhatsApp. It primarily covers daily news from a leftist, progressive perspective. The network extensively grew following the October 17, 2019 uprising; it proclaims to be politically independent, insisting that any funding it receives does not impose editorial restrictions. It relies on a donation program, alongside funding and grant projects from major international and regional institutional donors, including the European Endowment for Democracy, International Media Support, Canal France International, Open Society Foundations, Asfari Foundation, Samir Kassir Foundation, and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC). Jean Kassir is the platform's Managing Director, Khaled Saghieh is its Managing Editor, and Samer Frangie is its Editor-in-Chief.

Key facts

Ownership Type

Private, civil company

Geographic Coverage

National and regional/pan-Arab

Content Type


Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Media Companies / Groups



Ownership Structure

As an independent media outlet, Megaphone News is owned directly by Glitch, and its ownership structure is divided between its founders: Jean Kassir, Jamal Saleh, Samer Frangie, Khaled Saghieh.

Voting Rights

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Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Jean Kassir

Co-founder and managing director of Megaphone News

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Jean Kassir

Co-founder and managing director of Megaphone News

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Samer Frangieh

Writer and professor at the American University of Beirut

Affiliated Interests other important people

Josette Khalil

Lead on product development




Address: Beirut, Lebanon

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

162,000,0083 LBP (2021)

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

Non-profit institute

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

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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