Thursday, November 02, 2006

TRIAL: Mideastwire

The Library has a trial of Mideastwire until 4th January 2007.

To try Mideastwire go to and login with the trial username and password. Then scroll down to see the current day's newsletter or search by date or by keyword.

While there are now more than 500 Arabic and Persian news outlets reporting stories from and about the Middle East, there is currently no affordable means for English speakers to gain access to much of this content. As a result, the overwhelming majority of English speaking businesspersons, students, journalists and others who have an interest in the affairs of the region are largely unaware of what the Middle East media is covering and how they are covering these stories. aims to close this gap by offering a daily email newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora. Through this effort we believe will play a critical role in addressing at least one element of a global disconnect that continues to threaten a wide spectrum of socio-political and economic relationships, both here in the region and beyond.

For the trial period I am receiving the daily newsletter by email, but you can look at them via the website.

After trying Mideastwire please leave a comment below


Stephanie Allen said...

This would be a useful resource for online MBA students. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Arabs and people interested in the Arab world in general believe that Arab-coverage in the western media is scarce at best and when it is, it is biased. Then this is most definitely a good thing we will have media coverage from an Arab perspective.