About the MDC Arabic Press Archives

The MDC Archives

The Arabic Press Archives of the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel-Aviv University are one of the largest and the most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary Arabic-language newspapers in the world. 

The MDC Arabic Press Archives are open for the use of the public, and are especially useful for scholars and organizations from around the world conducting research projects in Middle Eastern and Arabic studies, and other fields as well.  We are happy to help visitors who need assistance in printing, scanning,  locating materials, and planning research.  For those who cannot visit in person, our services are also available by e-mail. 

Our archives include more than one thousand reels of microfilmed newspapers, the first of which appeared in 1887.

Hard Copies
Our collection contains more than 10,000 individual titles of newspapers, magazines, and periodicals in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, English, and French, as well as other regional languages, such as Tamazight (Berber). 

Digital Materials
Our servers currently store over 30 terabytes (30,000 gigabytes) of digital newspapers that have been downloaded on a daily basis over the past two decades.  In addition, we are continually digitizing our hard-copy holdings so as to preserve them for future generations.   Currently, over one million pages of newspapers from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, among other countries, have been scanned and stored.  

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