“My problem with Memri is that it poses as a research institute when it’s basically a propaganda operation. As with all propaganda, that involves a certain amount of dishonesty and deception.” (Brian Whitaker)
The following e-mail exchange between Brian Whitaker and MEMRI president Yigal Carmon was published in the Guardian on 28 January 2003. It followed the critique and response published in the same paper the previous year.
The following article by Brian Whitaker appeared in the Guardian on 12 August 2002. He is the Middle East editor for that paper. Below it are links to a response from MEMRI founder General Yigal Carmon, and a follow-up debate between Whitaker and Carmon.
Brian Whitaker investigates whether the ‘independent’ media institute that translates the Arabic newspapers is quite what it seems
The following article appeared in Le Monde diplomatique, English language edition, October 2005. It was written by Mohammed El Oifi and translated by Krystyna Horko. [Cached page] [French original]
Gained in translation
Why the Middle East Media Research Institute is a source of English versions of Arabic texts that are designed to mislead and disinform.