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Fanack is an independent online media organization committed to publishing and disseminating balanced and informed analysis about the Middle East and North Africa.

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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"The heritage of knowledge is more valuable than gold."
Yahya ibn Abi Kathir (769-848)

We are a Dutch not for profit organisation (NGO), financed solely by individuals who share our belief in the importance of publishing and disseminating reliable, unbiased information on the Middle East & North Africa region. To represent the voice of the region’s people, we carefully echo the region’s heartbeat by offering fact-checked and therefore credible information.

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