Meedan is a nonprofit social technology company. Meedan’s mission is to forward cross-cultural understanding and collaboration by providing people, partners and communities with advanced technologies to exchange ideas, information and knowledge across languages, focusing primarily on English and Arabic.
The Arabic word ‘meedan’ – ميدان – means ‘a town square’ or ‘gathering place.’
Meedan provides digital gathering places, building tools and spaces to connect communities in a variety of contexts. Our programs cover the following fields:
- Media: Meedan Checkdesk is a platform for professional newsrooms across MENA to work with citizen journalists to validate, translate, and contextualize social media content
- Education: developing sustainable approaches to cross-cultural knowledge exchange
- Translation: building tools and community to bridge diverse linguistic communities online
- Inter-faith: fostering new models of inter-faith discovery, dialogue and research for the digital age