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Middle East Studies

Scholarly and research related resources for the region stretching from North Africa to Iran

Major Online Newspapers

ME media Sites and Guides

Jadaliyya     This is an important new site bringing together scholars and activists discussing current events - political, economic and cultural - in the Middle East. Articles are in both English and Arabic

Al-Monitor    launched February 13, 2012, features reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East, including through its Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey Pulses

VTuner -- Arabic     Allows you to watch/listen to live streaming of over 100 TV and radio channels for free. Most Arab countries are represented.

Electronic Intifada    Palestinian affairs from "pro-Palestinian" perspectives

Electronic Iraq      News portal committed to providing a uniquely comprehensive look at Iraq and the violence that has engulfed it. eIraq was launched in February 2003 to provide a humanitarian perspective on the looming conflict in Iraq.



ME Media Analysis


Arab Media and Society -- An AUC edited resource

Jadaliyya Media Page

Digital Freedom Network MES page

Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)        Makesavailable translations of short newspaper articles from the Arab, Iranian and Israeli press. While useful as primary source material, it important to bear in mind that these extracts have been specially selected to show particular trends in Arab and Islamic political and religious culture, and are not representative of the press as a whole.

Muftah  Muftah launched in May 2010 to provide incisive analysis on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that eschewed Western obsessions with terrorism, oil, and Islamism and, instead, highlighted issues and concerns that mattered to the region’s people.




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