961: Ownership & Funding

961 is one of the handfuls of independent and nonpolitically-backed media outlets in Lebanon.

We take extra measures to maintain our independence and ensure our news and content remain objective.

As such, we do not accept funding from any political parties or direct advertising campaigns from companies directly owned by politicians – to the best of our ability.

All content that has been paid for by an advertiser is marked with a “Sponsored Content” tag at the beginning and we follow international advertising standards.

961 is registered and privately-owned by Anthony Beik Kantara in Lebanon as 961 sarl and in Canada as The961 Foundation.

961 is funded directly by Anthony as well as membership, advertising, community donations, licensing, partnerships, and proceeds from its ventures, like 961Offices.