“Faced by the transformations that the press industry is witnessing in Lebanon and the world, and the continuous decline in sales and advertising revenues in the local market, the administration of al-Mustaqbal Newspaper has decided to stop issuing the daily’s print edition as of February 1, 2019”

Georges Bkassini, Al Mustaqbal newspaper’s managing editor will be in charge of the digital version.

Founded by former prime minister Rafik Al Hariri in 1999, it follows As-Safir (June 2016), Al-Hayat (June 2018) and most recently Al-Anwar (September 2018) newspapers, that have closed their printing offices following financial difficulties and deteriorating readership of print media in Lebanon and the world. Expecting more dailies to follow soon.