About the blog
Through the Middle East was set up in March 2009 as part of a project at the University of Sheffield journalism department. It’s original aims were to cover the issues of globalisation, democratisation, development and journalism in the wider Middle East region.
Since June 2009 and the end of the project, Through the Middle East will continue to focus on globalisation and democratisation in the region, with a greater focus on media and politics.
About the author
My name is Kyle Christie, and I’m a postgraduate student at the University of Sheffield studying for an MA in Web Journalism. This blog was set up as part of a project under Herman Wasserman into the issues of Journalism, Globalisation and Development.
I have long had considerable interest in the Middle East: it’s politics, people and the changes within it. My undergraduate dissertation was on the topic of Islam and Democracy in the Middle East and I have continued to explore the questions that surround the region.
It is a region I have never visited, but one that still fixates me and much of the world.
I blog regularly at The Christie Communiques on my course, the media and wider topics. Although I have posted on the Middle East at this blog in the past (see my past posts here), I will no longer do so in favour of Throughthemiddleeast.