While there are now more than 500 Arabic and Farsi 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.Another news source from the Middle East that looks to be absolutely crucial. It's still in embryonic form, but while they iron the kinks out, the newsletter will be available to subscribers for free.
Mideastwire.com 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.
Hat tip: Hit and Run (Reason Online).