MEED is the primary source of intelligence for all business sectors in the Middle East. Since its launch in 1957, MEED has tackled news issues head-on with ground-breaking exclusives shaping the Middle East. It is a subscription-based business intelligence service with a website (www.meed.com) and a weekly magazine. It is based in Dubai and owned by Top Right Group of the UK.
MEED has several sister information services including:
MEED Projects This subscription-only service offers in-depth project tracking through its database (www.meedprojects.com), which monitors projects from inception and feasibility through to financial close, the awarding of engineering, procurement and construction contracts and completion. Its data is used to track the market with the Gulf Projects Index, updated weekly on www.meed.com.
MEED Events MEED’s portfolio of events has been developed over the past decade to cover all the region’s key business sectors. From large-scale summits and conferences to breakfast briefings and webinars, MEED’s events are well-known for their high-level participation and senior speakers. Events include Qatar Energy, Qatar Infrastructure, Arabian World Construction Summit, The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference and Mena Rail & Metro Projects.
MEED Insight MEED Insight is MEED’s premium research division. It brings together MEED’s data-rich archives and unique relationships with key business decision-makers across the region to produce authoritative reports. Recent publications include The Qatar Projects Report 2014, Mena Rail and market reports for Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Al-Jazeera is Qatar’s best-known news platform. The Qatar government set up the Arabic television channel in 1996. Following the 2001 terrorist attacks in the US, it won international renown for its exclusive broadcasts of messages from Osama bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan. Famously, former US President George Bush is said to have considered bombing Al-Jazeera’s Doha headquarters during the 2003 Iraq war due to its explicit reporting of the conflict.
Al-Jazeera’s English channel was established in 2006 and broadcasts to more than 250 million households in 130 countries from a network of about 60 bureaux worldwide. Its reporting of the 2011 Arab uprisings won it much acclaim. Al-Jazeera is considered by many to be the best source of news on the Arab world, with a reputation for being first on the scene. Its coverage of events in the Gulf states is still, however, pro-establishment and when it comes to reporting news in Qatar, it is very much a tool of the state. The Al-Jazeera media network also includes Al-Jazeera Sport.
Qatar News Agency
Established in 1975, Qatar News Agency is the state-run news agency.
English daily newspapers
Gulf Times www.gulf-times.com
Qatar Tribune www.qatar-tribune.com
The Peninsula www.thepeninsulaqatar.com