Global Voices‘s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team is partnering with NewsTrust, a leading site for reviewing quality journalism on the web, on a ‘news hunt’ starting today, May 12.
During the event, which continues until May 16, we invite the public to review our Middle East and North Africa coverage on NewsTrust special Middle East Page, as well as articles and content from the Council for Foreign Relations, a leading US think tank on global affairs, and Link TV, which broadcasts programmes that engage, educate and inspire viewers to become involved in world affairs.
This week's featured topic at NewsTrust is the Middle East, with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and our goal is to highlight quality journalism about this complex issue which impacts not just the Middle East, but the entire world. The timing of this partnership is particularly important as this week marks the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding, or what many Arabs refer to as ‘Al-Nakba, or ‘the catastrophe’ – which speaks of the depth of this entrenched conflict. Iraq and Lebanon are also facing new escalations in their security situations as the region continues to make headlines around the world.
The partnership is aimed at giving our readers and the rest of the online community a chance to judge our articles, which amplify the voices of bloggers and citizen journalists from the region, based on a point system devised by NewsTrust. Reviewers will be able to evaluate each article using core journalistic principles such as fairness, evidence, sourcing and context. For us at Global Voices this provides a great opportunity to showcase the work we do in showcasing the voices of bloggers in the Middle East on a larger scale.
To help us achieve this goal, we would like to invite you to register at the NewsTrust site and give us your opinion on our articles, as well as other articles which will be highlighted during this Middle East and North Africa week. To be able to quickly submit new stories on this topic, be sure to get the NewsTrust bookmarklet. Once registered, you can be a reviewer at NewsTrust for as long as you wish.
We look forward to your constructive criticism.