FAQ

Where does Al-Fanar Media’s support come from?

Al-Fanar Media receives generous funding support from the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Open Society Foundations. Past donors include the U.N. Democracy Fund. Al-Fanar Media was launched in 2013 as a project of the Alexandria Trust, a London-based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing educational access and quality in the Arab world.

What political perspective does Al-Fanar Media have?

Al-Fanar Media strives to be neutral and not to take the point of view of any political party or religious group. The editors of Al-Fanar Media believe that freedom of speech is a fundamental building block of civil societies and that academic freedom is a necessity for universities to function.