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These are the Top News Media Outlets and Platforms Headquartered in Lebanon (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the best Lebanon based News companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of News solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.

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We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Lebanon News Companies

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Shahiya

Shahiya

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Shahiya.com is an Arabic food-focused social website. Millions of Arab home cooks use it to find, review and share recipes, food pictures and blog posts.

All user contributions are monitored by a passionate editorial team, to ensure clarity, originality, and conformity to the local tastes and norms. Shahiya also caters to health conscious users in Arab countries.

Under the supervision of its founding partner Carole Hani Makhoul (US Registered Dietitian), it provides the nutritional facts of each recipe published on the site – a service only shahiya offers in Arabic. Since going online in 2010, it has grown to become the biggest Arabic cooking website, organically attracting > 1,000,000 unique visitors/month.

Its mobile applications have also been downloaded > 1,000,000 times, topping most of the Arab Apple app stores. Shahiya has attracted top international advertising brands, such as Galaxy, Arla Foods, Kraft, Moulinex, Kenwood, and Braun, as well as large Saudi / UAE based advertisers, including Safi-Danone, Al Walimah, Savola, Al Alali, and STC.

In 2012, shahiya received a Series A investment from the Lebanon based VC fund MEVP.. .

Figurit

Figurit

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Figurit is a content discovery platform that helps content creators looking for fresh and exciting stories to write about. Content creators face a major problem with content discovery: it’s both time consuming and frustrating.

And it doesn’t always bring great results. Not to mention the hassle of curating relevant content.

Figurit helps journalists, online editors and content marketers create competitive content, increase audience engagement and plan their editorial calendar. How? In just 3 easy steps Figurit delivers insights relevant to your pre-selected keywords, curates social and visual content, and helps you draft your next story on one easy to use platform.

Get alerts on well-performing stories before they go viral, discover new story angles and stay ahead of your competitors.. .

The961

The961

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Lebanon’s leading English news and media site. Independent and nonprofit media organization.

ArabNet

ArabNet

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ArabNet is the hub for Arab digital professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and learn. It runs a series of events across the region aimed at growing the web and mobile industry, and launching new digital startups.

For two consecutive years, ArabNet has held an international conference: ArabNet Digital Summit, widely acknowledged as the most important event for the web/mobile sector in the Middle East. ArabNet recently launched the Hub, the go to place to find news about the latest in web and mobile in the region and abroad.

As well as, a comprehensive Startup Database of all web and mobile startups in the region, and Developer Program to connect them to the regions market.. .

ScoopCity

ScoopCity

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ScoopCity is your quality based social buying site and your online guide to high quality entertainment. They bring you the best of Beirut at special prices through Their weekly Scoops on restaurants, spas, entertainment, sports and more.

What is a scoop? It is Their word for an offer from one of (y)our favorite quality places and brands. Through Their Spotlight content section They feature interviews with the hottest DJs, artists and bands as well as articles on up and coming events, local news and charity campaigns.With Their Directory section, They feature all of Their past Partners and will guide you through the best of what Lebanon has to offer whether it is fine dining, a beauty salon or extreme sports..

Personafier SAL

Personafier SAL

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Personafier gathers information about your target persona using a sample of hand picked real profiles from social media, giving brands, digital marketers and entrepreneurs gathered reports on their fictional persona’s most used hashtags, liked hashtags, tagged locations, activity by days and hours and followed profiles using common information gathered from non-fictional persona samples. Using personafier gives you content intelligence, in real time at an affordable price.

This enables you to create better engaging content, helps you follow trends and events and spend less time and money on research.. .

Techwebies

Techwebies

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Techwebies is a web focused media covering wide range of technology topics that converge all the news of the world’s leading internet technology companies such as google, facebook… Techwebbies reviews all the news in web industry, mobile app evolution and talks to the IT community, professional and enthusiasts and the tech lovers.

Being a webby has 2 sides, a bad one and a good one. The bad one is that you cannot snooze for even couple of days or you’ll be easily desolate, the good one is that Techwebies is here to keep you updated.

Trybe

Trybe

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Trybe is the world’s first community based electronic music discovery app.

Al-Akhbar

Al-Akhbar

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Al-Akhbar.com is an information resource that features news and headlines across the Middle East. The website also features original content of opinion, analysis, and field stories as well as photo blogs chronicling the latest developments.

Al-Akhbar was launched on August 14, 2006, by Joseph Samaha.. .

Yakshof

Yakshof

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Track, Analyze, Act and Control the conversation

Eurisko Mobility

Eurisko Mobility

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Eurisco Technology Solutions Inc. develop mobile applications related to news.

There applications are design for both the iPad and iPhone users. TV Al Lubnanaia is one of the awesome application launched by Eurisco Technology Solutions Inc..

The Daily Star

The Daily Star

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Founded in June 1952, to serve the growing number of expatriates lured by the oil industry, The Daily Star initially circulated in Lebanon but rapidly spread its wings to cover most of the Arab world. Its publisher, Kamel Mrowa, already owner and editor-in-chief of the successful Arabic daily Al-Hayat, not only wanted to relay news of their own countries to expatriates but also to introduce the region to non-Arabic readers.

His vision made The Daily Star the leading English language newspaper in the Middle East throughout the 60s. That tradition was continued after his death in 1966 by his widow, Salma Elbissar, until the outbreak of war forced the suspension of publication.

The paper offices and press were in the middle of what became a battlefield.. .

Trace Media

Trace Media

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Trace Media is a leading publisher of English, Arabic and French magazines.

National News Agency

National News Agency

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National News Agency is a provider of lebanon news.

Startup Minute

Startup Minute

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Startup Minute is a global entrepreneurial culture media and technology company focused on the digital generation. Startup Minute aims to empower the youth and inspire them to pursue their full potentials.

‍ Our mission is to raise awareness among the #Youth about life’s opportunities and support them in chasing their dreams. Based out of Lebanon, Startup Minute features a series of interviews with entrepreneurs, creators, and makers on how they got started, as a way to motivate others to learn and to start doing what they love.

We also cover the most innovative executives, organizations, products, and technologies transforming our lives and economy by enabling and nurturing an entrepreneurial culture and driving forward the digital shift. Learn more and join the conversation at startupminute.co..

Beirut.com

Beirut.com

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Beirut.com, an easy to use and complete online city guide, is a valuable resource for locals and visitors alike.

Phoenician Boat

Phoenician Boat

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Phoenician Boat Website was established as a result of the growing demand for Boats and Yachts in the Middle East and the Surrounding regions. With the huge number of waterfront developments being built in the Middle East and the Mediterranean countries as well as Boats gaining popularity around the region, it comes as no surprise that the marine industry has witnessed an increase in demand.

High Net worth Individuals in the area now have the option of owning a Boat or Yacht of any type, size or price. As economies continue to boom, more and more people have achieved the levels of disposable income that enable them to indulge in leisure activities like boating and yachting.

As per our convictions; the Boat trade is not limited only to a local market; we established the Phoenician Boat to facilitate the trade process for all kinds of Boats & Yachts between the Middle East, the Mediterranean countries and the rest of the world. This specialized website for Boats & Yachts trading is the first in the region in terms of the services it provides to buyer and seller, where each can communicate and join a growing network of boating & Yachting enthusiasts.

Today Phoenician Boat is playing a pivotal role in facilitating the maritime needs of the customer who wishs to buy, sell and charter either a Boat or Yacht.. .

This article was written by James Jackson from Boove. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].

Alternatively you may write to us at: Boove/Fupping Ltd, First Floor, 61-63 Rochester Pl, London NW1 9JU.

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