Middle East Newspapers

5 Arabic Newspapers from the MENA Region

Middle East NewspapersThe digital archives of 5 newspapers from the Middle East are ready for testing. These are mainly issues from the second half of the 20th century.


Modes of access

Our Specialized Information Services has arranged a test period for our circle of users until the end of March 2021. In case of positive feedback, we would consider a permanent license.

About the Archive


The collection contains the following newspapers and years:

Text recognition

The full text of the archive was obtained by digital character recognition (OCR). Arabic is a difficult language in this process. The editions from 1980 onwards were available as printed sources and therefore have a higher recognition rate. Earlier editions are based on microfilms and may therefore be less accurate.


Attention: Unfortunately the provider made bad experiences in several countries with mass or automated downloads during the test phase. Therefore the PDF download has been deactivated. If the database is licensed, this restriction will not exist.

Modes of Access

Access is available to members of the institutions of our circle of users until the end of March 2021. Authentication is based on the IP numbers of the respective network.

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