MAIN PROJECTS & ARCHIVES

MEMRI allows easy access to its archives of
over 6,000 reports from 
its Special Dispatch series, Inquiry & Analysis series, 
and MEMRI TV Project, on all subjects and countries, 
including nearly
16,000 minutes of translated material from 
the MEMRI TV Project. 
There are also over
30,000 individual blog entries available 
in the archives, as MEMRI adds over
10,000 entries annually 
to its blogs. The MEMRI TV Project maintains 
the world's largest archives of translated clips 
from the Arab and Muslim world. 
MEMRI's main projects include:

THE JIHAD & TERRORISM PROJECT

This project provides research about
Islamist ideology 
and Islamist organizations that threaten 
the West, and also monitors groups 
that educate and preach jihad and martyrdom 
in mosques, school systems, and the media.

THE REFORM PROJECT

This project monitors advocates of reform 
in the Arab and Muslim world, and the obstacles 
that they face in advancing their cause. 
The goal of this project is to provide reformists 
with a platform from which they can reach out 
to their societies and to religious, political, 
and educational leaders while also 
providing Western policy makers with 
a solid basis for long-term strategic plans 
aimed at supporting this effort.

THE ANTISEMITISM DOCUMENTATION PROJECT

The Antisemitism Documentation Project documents 
antisemitic themes in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu, 
and Turkish newspaper reports, 
editorials, and other media sources. 
This project maintains the largest archive
in the world 
of translated material from the Middle East
from the past decade. 
In 2009, MEMRI, 
in conjunction with The Lantos Foundation
for Human Rights, 
dedicated the Lantos Antisemitism
and Holocaust Denial Archives, 
which will be the repository 
of MEMRI's Antisemitism Documentation Project.

THE ARAB & IRANIAN TV MONITORING PROJECT


This project has produced
thousands of clips
and hundreds of hours of footage 
– the largest archives in the world. 
MEMRI TV is viewed in 197 countries
around the world, 
and to date over 20 million visitors
have accessed its website. 
The MEMRI TV Project
monitors over 50 channels
around the clock 
from Iran and the Arab world.

THE SOUTH ASIA STUDIES PROJECT


This project is vital
to understanding the South Asian region 
that includes Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Initially launched 
as the Urdu-Pashtu Media Project in January 2008, 
it was expanded as
MEMRI's South Asia Studies Project in 2010. 
Since its inception, 
it has published reports
and in-depth analytical research papers 
tracking and analyzing trends in Afghanistan,
Pakistan, and India. 
The themes covered have included cultural
and religious freedom, 
terrorism, and emerging threats
to international security; 
all are of significant value 
to the international
counterterrorism community.

THE MEMRI 9/11 DOCUMENTATION PROJECT

The 9/11 Documentation Project website is dedicated 
to the ideological roots of the attack. 
The website includes primary source material 
from the Arab and Islamic printed
and electronic media, 
as well as from TV channels 
and other types of content published elsewhere. 
MEMRI already possesses the most extensive archives
on these subjects, 
which it has accumulated over the past decade. 
Among the subjects included in this website's archives 
are written documents from Al-Qaeda 
and affiliate organizations, speeches and interviews 
by leaders of Al-Qaeda and affiliate organizations, 
wills and statements of the 9/11 perpetrators
and their colleagues, 
and recruitment and indoctrination material
of these organizations. 
The project also documents ongoing efforts
to deny responsibility for 9/11 
and to attribute it to others,
through various conspiracy theories.

THE IRAN STUDIES PROJECT

This project is the only research project
in the world that 
monitors, studies,
and translates materials from 
the Iranian media on a day-to-day basis. 
The project, which is headed by
native-born Iranians, 
has produced hundreds of hours
of translations from 
Iran's most important media outlets
and websites, 
including over 40 newspapers
and more than 16 TV channels, 
as well as hundreds of original analyses
on issues
of vital importance, 
such as Iran's pursuit
of nuclear capability, 
the growth of the Iranian military, 
speeches by Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 
the increasing influence of
the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), 
political unrest in Iran,
Friday sermons
from Iranian leaders, 
and much more. 
The project also monitors liberals
and reformists in Iran, 
including the Green Movement, 
advocates of women's rights
and human rights,
democracy, 
and other issues.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS

MEMRI's Board of Advisors and Directors
comprises a group 
of distinguished figures 
in government, media, law and academia.
Among them are 
former prime ministers; attorneys-general; 
justice ministers; leading legal
and counterterrorism experts; 
and recipients of the most prestigious awards, 
including the Nobel Peace Prize,
the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 
and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. 
This group also includes
former United States government officials, 
such as the director of the CIA; 
Secretary of the Navy;
Director of Operations with the FBI; 
Ambassadors to the United Nations,
Iraq, the European Union,
and Romania; 
Secretary of Education; 
Deputy Defense Secretary;
and head presidential counsel. 
Members of MEMRI's Board of Advisors
are bipartisan 
and have honorably served
Presidents Jimmy Carter,
Ronald Reagan,
George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton,
George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
  • THE MEMBERS OF MEMRI'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS*
  • THE MEMBERS OF MEMRI'S BOARD OF ADVISORS
  • IN MEMORIAM

MEMRI STAFF

MEMRI's dedicated staff,
of over 80 employees worldwide, 
works around the clock,
translating from hundreds of Arabic, 
Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, Dari,
Hindi, and Turkish, newspapers, 
magazines, television shows
and websites. 
This staff includes people
from all ethnic, religious, 
racial and
socio-economic backgrounds.
MEMRI's staff includes:
  • YIGAL CARMON*
  • ALBERTO M. FERNANDEZ
  • STEVEN STALINSKY*
  • PROFESSOR MENAHEM MILSON
  • TUFAIL AHMAD
  • DR. NIMROD RAPHAELI
  • DR. MIRZA A. B. BAIG
  • MANSOUR AL-HADJ

LANGUAGES

MEMRI is committed to giving readers, in both the East and the West, comprehensive access to the primary-source material from the Arab and Muslim world that we translate. For this reason, English is the primary language into which we translate, and our translations into English are the most representative of the body of our work and our research.
Therefore, we encourage our readers of other languages to avail themselves of our English-language archives whenever possible, since our archives in the other languages are not nearly as comprehensive.

ASSISTING AMERICA


MEMRI's work directly supports fighting the U.S. War on Terror. Highly trained staff thoroughly translate and analyze open-source materials that include television programming, radio, newspapers, textbooks, and websites.
Every single day, MEMRI receives requests from members of the U.S. government, military, and legislature. Since September 11, 2001, the demand for this material has significantly increased – providing thousands of pages of translated documents of Arab, Iranian, Urdu, Pashtu, Hindi, Dari, and Turkish print media, terrorist websites, school books, and tens of thousands of hours of translated footage from Arab and Iranian television.

GOVERNMENT & MILITARY AFFAIRS DEPT.


MEMRI's Government & Military Affairs department assists all branches of the U.S. government and military, as well those on the state and local level.
To date we have provided MEMRI research to counterterrorism departments in all 50 states.
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives – from both sides of the aisle – seek out MEMRI for background information on the region and for expert knowledge on breaking news, as well as for general research. The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard utilize MEMRI material for cultural awareness training, mission support for soldiers, training aids, pre-deployment preparation, and much more. MEMRI has conducted briefings for the highest levels of the U.S. government, including the White House, Department of Homeland Security, Justice Department, State Department, the FBI, and many more. To learn more about how MEMRI assists the U.S. government, please visit our dedicated website. You can directly contact the Department of Government & Military Affairs here.

OUR READERSHIP & AUDIENCE


MEMRI material is used extensively by government bodies and legislatures; militaries – both U.S. and foreign; media; academia; and the public at large.
On a daily basis, MEMRI assists and lends support to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including over 200 different units, in carrying out the War on Terror.
MEMRI continues to support members of academia on a daily basis. To date, over 500 college and universities, in the United States and worldwide, have utilized MEMRI material. As MEMRI Board Member Professor Bernard Lewis said, "MEMRI is the single most important development in Middle East Studies in the past 25 years."
Leading media outlets, both print and television, throughout the world frequently cite MEMRI.