The Middle East in English


For a very useful overview of the Arabic and Iranian press, in English, let me recommend a new service called Mideastwire started by a former and a present colleague of mine at the Daily Star, Nicholas Noe and Majdoline Hatoum. Mideastwire, in its own words, is a daily email newsletter to English speaking subscribers that aggregates key English language stories about the Middle East, together with translated Arabic and Farsi stories that appear via the print, radio and television media of the region.

The service is still free for the next month and a half, after which it will be no more than $80 a year. That said, Noe and Hatoum are working on getting grants so that it will remain free. The work is still one in progress, so both welcome comments and criticism.