The961 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 remains neutral. 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. The961 is a registered nonprofit privately owned by Anthony Beik Kantara – a serial entrepreneur in the fields of marketing, advertising, eCommerce, and media. The961 is entirely funded directly by Anthony as well as advertising revenue and a small percentage of community donations.