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Al-Sharika Al-Alamiya lil Bath (Shaab) SAL

Al-Sharika Al-Alamiya lil Bath (Shaab) SAL

Al-Sharika Al-Alamiya lil Bath (Shaab) SAL owns the Sawt El Shaab radio station, which was founded by the Lebanese Communist Party in 1987. It obtained its license in 1996.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Joint Stock Company (Société anonyme libanaise)

Business Sectors

Al-Sharika Al-Alamiya lil Bath (Shaab) SAL is operating in radio broadcasting.


Individual Owner

Lebanese Communist Party

Sawt El Shaab is the official radio of the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP). The legal structure of this company is a one-person trader (تاجر). Journalist and party member, Tanios Deaibes, is not the owner but the person in charge with regards to official contacts with the public administration. The license to broadcast is owned by Al-Sharika Al-Alamiya lil Bath (Shaab) SAL, which is co-owned by several Communist and leftist political, social and cultural figures in Lebanon - these include Ibrahim Jokhdar, Oussama Aref, Albert Mansour, Elias Bou Habib, Elias Khoury, Elias Fadel, Ahmad Fattouh, Hassan Khalil, Amin Kamourieh, Thaer Karam, Hanna Gharib, Habib Sadek, Ziad Rahbani, and Hassan Awada. The LCP was behind the establishment of New TV (Al-Jadeed) in the early 1990s until it first closed in 1997. Some prominent LCP members still own shares of Al-Jadeed. The LCP also owned Al-Akhbar newspaper's licence, as well as licenses for two currently suspended magazines, the weekly Al-Nidaa, and the monthly Al-Tareeq. Its legal structure is a Lebanese joint-stock company.

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Sawt El Shaab

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General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

The Lebanese Communist Party

through four of its members: Adib Nehme, Ali Saab, Hanna Saleh, and Mamoun Abou Chakra


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Phone + 961 (1) 311 809


Address: NewTV & Sawt Al-Shaab building, Jabal Al-Arab street, Wata sector, Beirut

P.O.Box 14-5425

Tax/ ID Number

Commercial Registry number: 52244 (Beirut)

Financial Information

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Executive Board

Semaan Youssef Bou Moussa

Further Information

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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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