961: Ownership & Funding

In a sea of politically-backed media outlets in Lebanon, 961 stands out as one of the few independent sources of news and content.

We take extra measures to maintain our independence and objectivity, which is why we don’t accept funding from political parties or direct advertising campaigns from companies owned by politicians.

When we do accept advertising, we clearly mark it as “Sponsored Content” and follow international advertising standards.

961 sarl is privately owned by Anthony Beik Kantara in Lebanon and Canada (where it operates as The961 Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to support the Lebanese community), and is funded through a combination of advertising, merch, community donations, licensing, partnerships, and proceeds from ventures like 961Offices.”