List of newspapers in Lebanon

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Hadikat al-Akhbar (The News Garden in English) is the first daily newspaper of Lebanon which was launched in 1858.[1] From 1858 to 1958 there were nearly 200 newspapers in the country.[2] Prior to 1963 the number of newspapers was more than 400.[3] However, the number reduced to 53 due to the 1963 press law.[3]

Censorship of the press in the country began in the Ottoman era.[4] It was also frequent in 1976 following the intervention of Syrian military in the Lebanese Civil War on behalf of Maronite Christians.[5] As of 2012, the newspapers were being published in three major languages of Arabic, English and French[6] and there were 12 Arabic dailies.[3]

The following is a list of well-known newspapers published in Lebanon.

Lebanese Daily Newspapers[edit]

All published in Beirut

In Arabic
Defunct Arabic daily
In Armenian
In English
In French

Lebanese Non-Daily Newspapers[edit]

In Arabic
In French
  • La Revue du Liban (weekly) [7] (Beirut)
  • Le Commerce du Levant (periodical) [8] (Beirut)
In English

Lebanese online news portals (Arabic and English )[edit]

See also[edit]

List of magazines in Lebanon


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  2. ^ Meir Zamir (3 June 2000). Lebanon's Quest: The Search for a National Identity, 1926-39. I.B.Tauris. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-86064-553-2. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Many voices". The Business Year. 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Donald J. Cioeta (May 1979). "Ottoman Censorship in Lebanon and Syria, 1876-1908". International Journal of Middle East Studies 10 (2): 167–186. doi:10.1017/s0020743800034759. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Miriam Cooke (14 August 2007). Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official. Duke University Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-8223-4035-6. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Paul Doyle (1 March 2012). Lebanon. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 78. ISBN 978-1-84162-370-2. 
  7. ^ "Media Landscape". Menassat. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10". Jad Aoun. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Tristan Navera (29 August 2013). "Lebanon businessman starts newspaper". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 31 July 2014.