We would like to take this opportunity to follow up with you about our Summer 2016 fundraising campaign, and to thank you if you have already responded.
As a valued reader of MEMRI, you already know that producing and distributing MEMRI research while maintaining several MEMRI websites is an increasingly costly undertaking. That is why your support is so vital to MEMRI at this crucial time. If you have not yet donated to our summer campaign, PLEASE CONSIDER DOING SO NOW.
MEMRI contributes to the discussion about the Middle East region among governments, media, militaries, academia, and the general public and is a frequent resource for international law enforcement and intelligence agencies. It is the only organization in the world that constantly monitors, translates, analyzes, and provides to Western audiences content from hundreds of Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Hindi, Urdu, Pashtu, Turkish, and Russian newspapers, magazines, television shows, and online outlets, including social media.
MEMRI constantly monitors issues that are critical to world security and stability, such as: jihadi threats to the West; Iranian threats in the region and beyond; ISIS's continued slaughter and destruction across the region and in the West; Arab and Muslim reform; and antisemitism, anti-U.S., and anti-West incitement.
MEMRI accomplishes this work through the following projects, all of which require funding this year:
·MEMRI TV - Monitoring and translating nearly 100 Arab and Iranian channels around the clock. This project is a major resource for researchers from government, academia, legislatures, and media, providing a much deeper understanding of complex situations than can be obtained from other sources. To date, MEMRI TV clips have had over 100 million views.
·The Tom Lantos Archives on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial - The Archives focus on antisemitism and Holocaust denial across the Arab and Muslim world, culminating in an annual event on Capitol Hill marking the release of its annual report. Last year's speakers included Sen. John McCain, French reformist Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, and Charlie Hebdo contributor Caroline Fourest.
·Iran Studies Project - Monitoring Iranian statements about its nuclear and missile programs, anti-U.S. statements by regime officials, its support for terror organizations in the region and its growing regional status, power struggles between its ideological and pragmatic camps, and more.
·Jihad & Terrorism Studies - Analyzing recent jihadi attacks in the West; examining trends in jihadi tactics, including cyber warfare, as well as the use of major social media platforms for recruiting, indoctrination, and encouraging lone-wolf attacks.
·Cyber & Jihad Lab - Researching and translating cyber jihad content originating in the Middle East, Iran, South Asia, and Africa.
·Reform Project - Monitoring the still-reverberating impact of the Arab Spring, the Reform Project identifies and amplifying courageous voices of reform in the region.
·Russian Media Studies Project - Assisting Western authorities in understanding Russia's political discourse, vision, aims, and political scene, as well as the implications of its increased involvement in the Middle East.
·South Asia Studies Project - Regional and local regional authorities struggle to cope as jihadism, including ISIS, continues to spread across South Asia.
To meet the increasing demand for information about the Arab and Muslim world and the growing reach of Islamic terrorism, MEMRI needs YOUR support. Please make a tax-deductible donation TODAY. Please consider making a recurring monthly donation, which helps us contain costs and plan for the future.
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