Al Joumhouria

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Al Joumhouria
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Elias Murr
PublisherElias Murr
Staff writers200
Political alignmentRight-wing, Lebanese nationalism, Christian democracy
HeadquartersAmara Bldg, Beirut, Lebanon

Al Joumhouria (Arabic: الجمهورية‎) (literally The Republic) is a Lebanese daily newspaper founded in 1924, and according to IPSOS NRS 2017, Al Joumhouria became the number 1 newspaper in Lebanon.[1]


After its founding in 1924, Al Joumhouria ceased publication for an extended period. At attempt at resuming in 1985 was not completed because of the Lebanese Civil War. A second, by owner and editor Elias Murr in 2005, was halted when a failed assassination attempt left Murr with serious injuries.[2] Finally the paper was published on 28 February 2011, the first issue since the initial cessation of publication.[3] Its release was accompanied by a significant advertising campaign featuring the paper's motto, "when silence became betrayal, Al Joumhouria spoke."[4]


The paper is organized into sections: Local and international news, business, arts, science, health, style, culture, sports, technology, and religion; over 32 color pages.[5] It is also available on for iPad—making Al Joumhouria the first Lebanese Arabic newspaper with an iPad application[6]—and e-reader devices.

Leading caricaturist Pierre Sadek worked for the daily until his death in April 2013.[7]

Pan Arab[edit]

Al Joumhouria Newscorp Group will soon launch its Pan Arab News, marrying innovation and creativity with use smart technologies to offer its users a unique experience.[8]

With more than 500 reporters in the Arab World, Al Joumhouria Pan Arab will have headquarters in Beirut, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt as well as accredited delegates in all the countries members of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Pan Arab News will tackle Middle East news as well as the latest events in the Persian Gulf region.[9]

Moreover, Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East editor Roger Field held an interview with H.E. Elias El Murr, during which, His Excellency announced the aim at launching a pan-Arab newspaper this year.


Al[10] is a leading news website in Lebanon and the Arab World covering local, regional and international news. The website was highly awarded in Lebanese and the Arab world.[11]

Al Joumhouria .com has developed a mobile application for Apple, Windows phone, Windows 8, Android and Blackberry users, and was the first to send breaking news as push notifications in Arabic.[12]


  1. ^ "لبنان : جريدة "الجمهورية" جديد الأسرة الصحافية". Ucipliban. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. ^ "صحيفة "الجمهورية" الجديدة تصدر في لبنان". Alray News. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  3. ^ "First edition of Elias Murr's Al-Joumhouria newspaper hits Lebanon's newsstands". The Daily Star. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Al Joumhouria new project for freedom and justice". Archived from the original on 16 March 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  5. ^ "صدور العدد الأول من صحيفة "الجمهورية" اللبنانية". Skeyes. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  6. ^ "iTunes Store". Apple. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  7. ^ Elie Hajj (26 April 2013). "Pierre Sadek Defended the Right to Criticize Until His Dying Breath". Al Monitor. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Pan Arab News". Group Murr. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Pan Arab News". Group Murr. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
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  11. ^ "Al". Group Murr. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Al Joumhouria Mobile". Group Murr. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.