HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > MidEast Christian News Celebrates Official Launch of Website

MidEast Christian News Celebrates Official Launch of Website

Mideast Christian NewsTo raise awareness and to educate about the situation of Christian minorities in the Middle East, MidEast Christian News (MCN) was officially launched last month with a sizeable team of professional journalists, reporters and photographers in Egypt and the Middle East.

Based in the Washington, DC, area, MCN provides timely news, cover stories, situation reports, interviews, and insightful analysis concerning the actions and decisions affecting the Christian minorities in the region, both in English and in Arabic.

In English, MCN is targeting media outlets, governmental and non-governmental organizations, human rights organizations, research centers, institutes, and universities in the U.S., Europe, and other parts of the world.

In Arabic, MCN is targeting local and regional media outlets in the Middle East to inform, educate, and raise awareness not only between the Christian minorities, but also toward the public opinion of the majorities, who are also suffering from the lack of information.

"The Christian minorities in the Middle East are suffering from decades of lack of information and misinformation on their predicament and the events affecting them," states the agency. "The local media seldom tell the truth and that the international media focus in general on the regional conflicts. Hence the severe need for professional coverage especially in the New Islamic Era that is starting in the region."

As MCN is an independent news agency - not associated with any local, regional or international religious or secular organization - it will provide a subscription-based service like many news agencies.

The agency's website is www.MCNdirect.com.

Published: February 21, 2013

Latest News

NRB Lauds Stand for Religious Freedom in Louisiana

Legislation intended to be a preventative shield for religious freedom in advance of the coming Supreme Court decision on marriage was shelved by a committee in the Louisiana legislature this week.

Commissioner Highlights Uncertainty on Collection of Fines

While the $1 million fine given to iHeartMedia for misusing Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones was the big news out of the FCC Enforcement Bureau this week, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly had another interesting point to make about the agency’s penalties generally.

Senate Adopts Religious Freedom Measure in Trade Bill

The U.S. Senate this week adopted an amendment by U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) that would require the Executive Branch to take religious freedom into consideration when negotiating trade agreements.

House Democrats Push for More On-Air Disclosure

A number of House Democrats have co-sponsored legislation that would require the FCC to increase the amount of information revealed on-air for political ads.

InterVarsity President Alec Hill to Step Down Following Cancer Diagnosis

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship President Alec Hill has been diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a cancer of the bone marrow, and will start treatment on June 10, according to an announcement last Friday.

NRB Milestone Award Honors 50+ Years of Christian Broadcasting: Is Your Organization Eligible?

NRB members who have achieved 50 years or more of continuous broadcast ministry are eligible to be considered for the NRB Milestone Award.

NRB Members: Do You Want to Be Highlighted in NRB Today?

Luis Palau Presents Good News Message to 30+ UN Ambassadors at United Nations HQ

International evangelist Luis Palau recently presented the “good news in the city” message to more than 30 ambassadors at the United Nations during the Ambassadors’ Spring Luncheon Forum. The gathering also included several members from the UN Security Council.

Hearings Highlight Internet Governance Concerns

This week two hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives focused on the future operation and governance of the Internet.

Senate Calls for Release of American Citizens in Iran

This week the U.S. Senate approved a resolution calling for the release of several Americans being held in Iran, among them Pastor Saeed Abedini, a resident of Idaho.

More News