About this blog

This is where you’ll find discussions around our various project activities, resources in development and commentary on topical discussions in the media, including case studies from across the MENA region.

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Our partnership with Maharat Foundation

As well as the Newsroom’s initial partnership with Raseef22, we have recently also started working with Maharat Foundation, an NGO based in Lebanon who “endeavour to defend the freedom of opinion & expression by developing the media sector, advocating for legal reforms & building capacities” (from their Twitter account). The...

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Newsroom partnership with Raseef22

Since late 2017, Raseef22 has been working in partnership with the Check Newsroom, demonstrating exactly the kind of relationships we’d like to be establishing with news platforms and organisations. Raseef22 is an independent media platform, presenting news and views relevant to the Arab world. Raseef22 fills a cultural gap in the...

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Check Conference Report

Conference report by Łukasz Krol DAY ZERO “Aren’t you scared of travelling to Lebanon?” the border guard asked. This view, absurd as it might seem to the wonderful people I met all across Beirut, was repeated time and time again in European circles...

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#CheckCon 2017 in Beirut

#CheckCon Beirut, April 20-22, 2017 Rethinking the interplay between media, tech & social change in post-2011 MENA January 25, 2017 marked the sixth anniversary of the Egyptian...

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