The Tueni family has always been involved in journalism and politics. Annahar's founder, Gebran Tueni Sr., was elected Member of Parliament in 1937.
His son, Ghassan Tueni, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Annahar from 1947 to 1999, and then from 2005 until his death in 2012, was also a Member of Parliament from 1951 to 1957, then from 2005 to 2009, Lebanon's Ambassador to the United Nations from 1977 to 1982, government minister from 1970 to 1971, and then again from 1975 to 1977, as well as Deputy Prime Minister from 1970 to 1971.
Ghassan Tueni's son, Gebran (1957-2005), CEO and Editor-in-Chief from 1999 until his assassination in 2005, was elected Member of Parliament in 2005 but was killed seven months after his election. Gebran's daughter, Nayla – the current CEO and editor-in-chief - was a Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2018. Her sister Michelle unsuccessfully ran for office during the 2018 parliamentary election.
The Tueni family is also connected to other major political families. Ghassan Tueni was married to poet Nadia Hamade (1935-1983), sister of MP and Education Minister Marwan Hamade. In 1996, Tueni married Chadia Khazen, sister of former Tourism Minister Wadih Khazen. Gebran Tueni also married twice. His first marriage was to Mirna Murr, President of the Metn Federation of Municipalities, daughter of MP and former Deputy Prime Minister Michel Elias Murr and sister of former Deputy Prime Minister Elias Murr. The Murr family is also involved in media through their ownership of Al-Joumhouria newspaper. Nayla Tueni is the daughter of Mirna Murr, which makes her the grand-daughter of Michel Elias Murr, and niece of Elias Murr; she is married to TV presenter Malek Maktabi.
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first wife of Gebran Tueni, mother of Nayla Tueni and daughter of former Deputy Prime Minister Michel Elias Murr. She is involved in municipal politics.
is the husband of Nayla Tueni and TV presenter.