- [mēˈdan] Arabic
- 1. A town square
- 2. A gathering place
Meedan designs creative tools
for globally minded journalists and educators.
On the Blog — June 2014
Meedan’s digital media verification toolkit Checkdesk has been selected amongst the winners of the prestigious Knight News Challenge, winning Prototype Fund support to fund research, development and testing of new features.
Journalist Josh Stearns, who runs the popular Verification Junkie web site, recently called the project “one of the most well thought out and holistic verification tools I had seen created for newsrooms.”
Follow our progress on the Meedan blog.
Photo: Seth Kaufman
Coverage of our past work
It’s a lovely idea: a social-networking site with automatic translation bolted on. That’s [news.meedan.net], a gathering place for English and Arabic speakers who want to exchange thoughts on Middle East issues.— New York Times Magazine
But even if a breadth and depth of opinion, analysis and comment is developing on the Arabic web, it's all lost on the English speaking world. Into this gap enters Meedan.— Al Jazeera
Photo: Jonathan Rashad