About

The961 is home to everything Lebanese news and engaging content catered to the Lebanese audience.

We want to keep the Lebanese diaspora connected and up to date with everything that is going on in Lebanon. With an estimated 20-30 million Lebanese descendants living abroad, there is a huge disconnect between them and Lebanon. Especially considering the language barrier. We want to keep the Lebanese diaspora feeling close to home, even though they may be halfway across the world.

We at The961 recognize the diverse Lebanese population in Lebanon and abroad. We believe in the independent Lebanese identity outside of a regional pan-Arab identity.


About the Founder

The961 was launched by Anthony B. Kantara, an online entrepreneur with multiple businesses in the fields of digital marketing, eCommerce, advertising, and media.

My goal with The961 is to promote Lebanon and the Lebanese identity, independent of any other identities (Arab, Western etc). I want people to be proud of who we are, where we’ve come from, our uniqueness, and what we can achieve.