About The Electronic Intifada

The Electronic Intifada is an independent online news publication and educational resource focusing on Palestine, its people, politics, culture and place in the world.

Founded in 2001, The Electronic Intifada has won awards and earned widespread recognition for publishing original, high-quality news and analysis, and first-person accounts and reviews. The Electronic Intifada’s writers and reporters include Palestinians and others living inside Palestine and everywhere else that news about Palestine and Palestinians is made.

Our reporting is built on a foundation of documented evidence and fact-checking. We also publish news from leading human rights organizations, activists and news agencies with strong records.

As a publication, The Electronic Intifada generally does not take positions on specific issues, but it does provide a forum where commonly excluded perspectives and challenging viewpoints are presented. Its editorial choices are informed by the commitment of its cofounders and editors to universal principles of human rights, international law, anti-racism and equal justice.

The people who are responsible for producing The Electronic Intifada are the current members of the editorial team.

The Electronic Intifada is committed to publishing a diversity of viewpoints. Articles published by The Electronic Intifada represent the views of their authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the publication or its editors.

History

The Electronic Intifada was founded in February 2001 as a pioneering online resource for media analysis, criticism, and activism. The four original co-founders of The Electronic Intifada were Ali Abunimah, Arjan El Fassed, Laurie King, and Nigel Parry. Since its founding, the publication progressively expanded its scope to focus on producing original reporting and analysis.

Ken Harper has served as a design consultant for The Electronic Intifada, producing ground-breaking visual designs, including the distinctive EI logo.

The Electronic Intifada has received widespread recognition, including the 2003 American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Voices of Peace Award and the 2009 Crossroads Fund Donald F. Erickson Synapses Award.

Can anyone write for The Electronic Intifada

Anyone may submit content to The Electronic Intifada but please read our submission guidelines first.

Can EI materials be republished elsewhere?

In general, we prefer that other online publications provide summaries and links to articles on The Electronic Intifada, rather than reproducing the text in full. This is to ensure that if any corrections are made to an article later that readers will know about it.

We do encourage print publications to reprint our material with proper attribution, but we ask editors to contact us requesting permission. The reason is that we do not always hold the copyright to something we have published and may have published it under license ourselves.

Images may never be republished without explicit written permission.

You do not need permission to post links to articles on The Electronic Intifada on your website and you are encouraged to do so. Pages throughout the site offer feeds.

Who pays for The Electronic Intifada?

Readers donate most of the funds that support the work of The Electronic Intifada. Private foundations have given additional support. The publication receives no funds from any government or political party.

In 2013, The Electronic Intifada’s expenses were $279,000, divided as follows:

  • Services from people, and payments to writers and media-makers: 82%
  • Website hosting and other services: 2.1%
  • Subscriptions and photo services: 3.4%
  • Audit costs 1%
  • Insurance 1.3%
  • Telephone/Communication: 1%
  • Equipment and materials 1%
  • Event sponsorship/advertising: 1%
  • Travel: 1.7%
  • Postage and printed communications: 1.5%
  • All other: 4%

Financial information related to The Electronic Intifada is included in the public 990 Forms filed with the Internal Revenue Service by the Middle East Cultural and Charitable Society, Inc. (MECCS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is included in MECCS’ audited financial statements. To make a contribution, please visit our donation page.

Other ways to give

  • Mail your US dollar check payable to “MECCS/EI” to 1507 E. 53rd St. #500, Chicago, IL 60615, USA.