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Société Générale de Presse et d'Édition SAL

The Société Générale de Presse et d’Édition SAL owns L’Orient-Le Jour newspaper. In 2009, it was granted a license to issue a weekly, non-political francophone publication called L’Orient-Le Jour-Junior-Les Copains managed by Zéna Zalzal. It also publishes the economic magazine Le Commerce du Levant.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Public Limited Company (Société anonyme libanaise)

Business Sectors

Société Générale de Presse et d'Édition SAL is operating in the newspaper publishing sector.


Individual Owner

Eddé Family

Michel Edde (38.03%)

Michel Helou (0.005% - grandson, Executive Director)

Salim Helou (0.005% - grandson)

Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

L’Orient-Le Jour (3.1%)

Other Online Outlets


General Information

Founding Year



Pierre Edde, former Lebanese MP and Minister;
Ghassan Tueni, veteran Lebanese journalist, politician and diplomat;
Georges Naccache is a former Minister


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L'Orient-Le Jour building

Damascus International road

Hazmieh (Baabda) P.O.Box 45-254

Phone + 961 (5) 956 444

Tax/ ID Number

Commercial Registry number: 25962 (Beirut)

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Executive Board

Michel Eddé (CEO)

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Audience share for newspapers is based on IPSOS data (average readership 2016 and 2017).

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