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In honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, we hope you will consider supporting The Media Line this month.
The role of a free press has been at the foundation of democracies around the world for nearly 200 years.
Yet, in many countries, publications are censored and journalists put their lives at risk to report the truth.
A transparent and reliable press covering the important issues of the Middle East is needed more than ever.

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“The Media Line is a precious asset in Mideast journalism. It covers all sides of most issues, using language that is unemotional and crystal clear. It sets a standard of fair and objective reporting that all other media outlets in the region ought to emulate. The Media Line is unafraid, dedicated to truth, persuaded that people deserve the truth — it’s there to do a complicated job, and it does it very well.”
Marvin Kalb
Harvard professor emeritus, former network diplomatic correspondent and senior adviser to Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Marvin Kalb
An iconic journalist, following 30-years as correspondent for CBS and NBC news, professor emeritus and founding director of The Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy for Harvard University’s JFK School of Government and serves as Senior Adviser at Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
David A. Andelman
A member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today, served for more than seven years as Editor & Publisher of World Policy Journal. Earlier, he was a domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times He is President-emeritus of the Overseas Press Club of America and serves on its board.
Judith Miller
Judith Miller is an author and a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter formerly with The New York Times.
Murray Fromson (Deceased)
Broadcast journalist with CBS, professor emeritus, University of Southern California, and former director of USC’s School of Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Lucy A. Dalglish
Dean and Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; former Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Ari L. Goldman
Professor at Columbia School of Journalism and Director of the Scripps Howard Program in Religion Journalism and the Spiritual Life. Prof. Goldman was a reporter for The New York Times for 20 years.
Alex Jones
Former Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy. He covered the press for The New York Times from 1983 to 1992 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987.
Felice Friedson
President and CEO, Executive Producer
Felice has been at the forefront of creative media and communication for two decades. A communications major, Felice created a decade-long, nationally-syndicated radio program that brought her in contact with reporting from the Middle East. A seasoned television, print and radio journalist, Felice prides herself in presenting her story in context –whether reporting from Jerusalem, Sana’a or Ramallah.
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Michael Friedson
Executive Editor
Michael Friedson, Co-founder and Executive Editor of The Media Line News Agency, a seasoned broadcast and print journalist with more than two decades of experience covering the Middle East oversees the work of the agency’s correspondents reporting from all parts of the region.
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Charles Bybelezer
Managing Editor
Lawrence Rifkin
Senior / News Editor
Julia Altmann
Breaking News and Social Media Reporter
Dima Abumaria
Arab Affairs Correspondent
Maya Margit
News and Features Correspondent
Asaf Zilberfarb
International Correspondent
Mohammad Al-Kassim
Mideast Bureau Chief
Contributing Correspondents
Khristina Jovanovsky
Journalist, Turkey
Mina Nader
Nadia Al-Sakkaf
Rami Al-Maril
Massinissa Benlakehal
Arshad Mehmood
Journalist, Pakistan
Owen Holladay
Journalist, Syria, Iraq
Qaswar Abbas
Journalist, Pakistan
Yasser Rayes
Journalist, Yemen
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