About the MDC Arabic Press Archives

The MDC Archives

The Arabic Press Archive of the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel-Aviv University is one of the largest and the most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary Arabic-language newspapers in the world. It continues to expand, in both digital and hard copy form. Our archive includes more than one thousand reels of microfilmed newspapers, the first of which appeared in  1877.  We also have on hard-copy a collection containing more than 6,000  newspapers, magazines and periodicals from all over the Middle East, including a broad range of Arab states from the Maghreb, the Gulf, as well as Palestinian, Iranian, and Turkish publications, and also from outside the region, including the U.S. and Europe.  The collection is unique in a number of respects. It includes not only the established daily press of the Arab world, but also many rare, ephemeral and opposition-movement publications.

We are actively pursuing digitization of our holdings, and currently maintain a digital collection totalling millions of pages.

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Please note:  The Arabic Press Archives will be closed on May 1st and May 15th 2016.

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