Since its establishment in the Netherlands in 2010, Fanack has developed a website presenting extensive information in Arabic and English about history, politics, economics, social issues and, more recently the state of water and energy resources across 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The home page (fanack.com) provides background information about the organization and gives readers access to a series of thematic websites including the Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa and specialist sites dedicated to water, energy and Islamic finance, among others. Overall, fanack.com and its associated thematic websites feature more than 4,700 web pages.
Fanack articles are written by acclaimed regional journalist and academics. In order to guarantee the impartiality of information on the Chronicle, their articles are published without by-lines. This also allows them to write more freely about sensitive or controversial issues in their country. All articles are fact-checked before publication to ensure that content is accurate, current and unbiased.
Fanack targets a broad audience of readers in the region and beyond, with a particular focus on the younger generation, aged 18 to 35. Fanack’s in-depth background files on topics as diverse as religious extremism, nuclear programmes and Jewish settlements in the West Bank also attract researchers, policymakers and business people seeking objective, credible information on different aspects of life in the MENA region.
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Fanack is an independent media organisation, not funded by any state or any interest group, that distributes in the Middle East and the wider world unbiased analysis and background information, based on facts, about the Middle East and North Africa.
The website grew rapidly in breadth and depth and today forms a rich and valuable source of information on 21 countries, from Morocco to Oman and from Iran to Yemen, both in Arabic and English. We currently reach six million readers annually and growing fast.
In order to guarantee the impartiality of information on the Chronicle, articles are published without by-lines. This also allows correspondents to write more freely about sensitive or controversial issues in their country. All articles are fact-checked before publication to ensure that content is accurate, current and unbiased.