Where does Al-Fanar Media’s support come from?
Al-Fanar Media receives generous funding support from the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Open Society Foundations and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. 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.