|Al Jazeera in English
About a week after the war began, the
Arabic-language satellite TV station, Al Jazeera, opened this English-language
Web site. Access to the site, however, has been spotty at best because of a
barrage of denial of service attacks.
Al-Ahram Weekly Online
The online edition of Egypts Al-Ahram
Weekly newspaper. Good regional coverage.
Middle East Media Research Institute
The Middle East Media Research Institute provides
timely translations of Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew media, as well as original
analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural and
religious trends in the Middle East. The institute is an independent,
nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization with headquarters in Washington
and branch offices in Berlin, London and Jerusalem.
Radio Sawa is a service of U.S. International
Broadcasting, which is operated and funded by the Broadcasting Board of
Governors, an agency of the U.S. government, the same people who produce Voice
of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia. Radio
Sawa broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on FM frequencies throughout
the Middle East. Audio streaming is available at its Web site.
Mideast News Service
The Mideast News Service is strictly nonpartisan
and is not aligned with any political entity or government, either in the
United States or the Middle East. It is underwritten by the Russell Berrie
Funded by the Reuters foundation, AlertNet
provides global news, communications and logistics services to the
international disaster relief community and the public. Good links to
international relief agencies, many of which have reports about Iraq. Also
contains information about appeals and needs, and a job listings section.
Asia Times Online
authoritative. These words are probably overused, but if they apply
to anything they apply to the coverage of Asia and the Middle East by the Web
site Asia Times Online.
This is how Salon describes its war coverage:
We are doing our best to unearth and spotlight truths that the rest of
the media misses or muddies. Some stories are locked unless you subscribe
Haaretz is an independent daily newspaper
published in Israel. The paper holds a broadly liberal outlook both on domestic
issues and on international affairs.
Volunteers around the world are assigned to cull
specific publications and submit the best links for inclusion.