In advance of IREX’s second Media Sustainability Index for the Middle East and North Africa, CIMA and NED’s MENA Program hosted a discussion on the region’s media environment.
Laith Kubba, the senior director of NED’s Middle East and North Africa Program, moderated the event, while IREX’s Leon Morse reviewed the Index’s findings, including the growth of private broadcast outlets, the need to improve business management practices, and the increasing use of new media. Panelists Hisham Melhem, of Al-Arabiya, and Salim Swidan, of Nablus TV, discussed the challenges to press freedom that journalists experience in the region.
National Endowment for Democracy
An Nahar, Al-Arabiya