In August 2019, staff at the broadcast station went on a strike to protest nonpayment of wages. The TV network employed more than 300 media professionals including freelancers.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who heads the Future Movement political party, has announced the temporary closure of Future TV, the family-owned TV network, owing to ongoing financial issues. The network was established by his father Rafiq al-Hariri in 1993.
In August 2019, staff at the broadcast station went on a strike to protest nonpayment of wages with many not having been paid for a couple of years. The decision to close the network will put more than 300 media professionals out of work.
Hariri, however, said in a statement that all employee rights will be protected.
Earlier this year, Earlier this year, Hariri announced the closure of the print edition of Al-Mustaqbal newspaper, also owned by his family. A digital version of the publication continues.