Al Bawaba

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Al Bawaba (البوابة, Arabic for "the portal" or "the gate") is a news, blogging[1] and media website headquartered in Amman, Jordan with an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[2] Al Bawaba bills itself as "the largest independent producer and distributor of content in the Middle East... [with] a full-time staff of journalists and editors covering the Middle East and North Africa region’s events and news."[3]


Al Bawaba was launched in 2000.[4] It publishes news stories related to the Middle East. It has separate English and Arabic sections. It publishes the Mena Report, which covers the Arab world.[5]


  1. ^ Slackman, Michael. "Generation Faithful Young and Arab in Land of Mosques and Bars." The New York Times. 21 September 2008.
  2. ^ Kevin G. Barnhurst (2007). Media Q: Media/queered : Visibility and Its Discontents. Peter Lang. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-8204-9532-3. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Al Bawaba Group corporate page". 
  4. ^ "Al Bawaba". MediaME. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Massoud Derhally. "MENA Report launched by Al Bawaba". Arabian Business. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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