Lebanon faces severe impediments to news media viability.
Applying DW Akademie’s Media Viability Indicators (MVIs), this report assesses the financial sustainability as well as the quality of journalistic content and production in this politically and religiously diverse country. The data used for this report were collected in 2019 and thus do not take into account the more recent developments in Lebanon and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the media experts interviewed for this report, Lebanon scores low in four of the five dimensions of the MVIs: Politics, Economics, Community, and Content and Expertise. Only in the Technology dimension, does the Lebanese media landscape achieve higher scores with its sophisticated technological infrastructure and digital expertise.