Walid Daouk

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Walid Daouk
Minister of Information
In office
June 2011 – 15 February 2014
Prime Minister Najib Mikati
Succeeded by Ramzi Joreig
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 56–57)
Nationality Lebanese
Political party Independent
Alma mater Saint Joseph University
Religion Islam

Walid Daouk (Arabic: وليد الداعوق; born 1958) is a Lebanese businessman and politician. He served as information minister between June 2011 and February 2014.

Early life and education[edit]

Daouk was born into a Sunni family in 1958.[1][2] He received a bachelor's degree in Lebanese and French law from Saint Joseph University.[1]


Daouk is a board member of various companies.[1] He was appointed information minister to the cabinet led by prime minister Najib Mikati in July 2011.[3] Daouk was an independent member of the cabinet and was appointed to the post by Mikati.[2] In March 2013, Daouk drafted the Lebanese internet regulation act, which was regarded by the world association of newspapers and news publishers as a threat for online freedoms.[4] He was also the government commissioner at the Beirut stock exchange.[1]

Daouk's term as information minister ended on 15 February 2014 and Ramzi Joreig succeeded him in the post.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Board of Directors". Fransabank Group. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The New Lebanese Government" (PDF). Lebanese Information Center. July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lebanon government 'does not signal radical shift'". Gulf News. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Wael, Farah (15 March 2013). "Online freedoms threatened in Lebanon". WAN. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lebanese cabinet formed after 10-month stalemate". Al Arabiya. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.