In my everyday work, I come across hundreds of new blogs and journalists that I follow who are doing great work. You all know how fascinated I am by the growing relevance of the Middle East and this blog is my cup of tea. It is called The Majlis and it bills itself as a place that serves as ” a clearinghouse for unbiased Middle East news, analysis and commentary in an age when traditional journalism is shrinking and Americans are missing out on news from the region. It’s a site for people to learn about and discuss current events in the Middle East, delivered in a frank and non-partisan fashion.” I LOVE IT.
The two men who write it, Greg and Evan, are journalists for Al Jazeera English currently based in Doha, Qatar. This means that they are living right in the thick of it (unlike yours truly). I’ll be sure to follow these two quite closely. Keep up the good work gentlemen.