The website "Monitor Mideast" now offers selected postings from the Arkenstone, a move which is aimed at providing a military angle on general Middle East news and developments. Hopefully The Arkenstone will gain further exposure, bringing more readers to the site.
"Monitor Mideast", in their own words, describe themselves:
"Monitormideast.com or Monitor Mideast is a collective effort by ambitious student friends aiming to improve the understanding of mass media from a volatile and misunderstood region. The website attempts to reach the outside world by translating and writing all material into the current lingua franca, giving the general public an indepth look into news and television from Middle Eastern countries on a wide variety of subjects such as politics, sport, religion, culture and entertainment. Monitor Mideast differs from traditional media because of its unique multimedia edge transcending language barriers written by people from the region. MonitorMideast.com is a fully independent initiative with no editorial influence from government, corporation or interest groups.
The scope of specialization lies in our ability to create and cover various forms of (Middle East and North-African) media. Resources of coverage include in-house recording capabilities from Badr C2/3/4, Arabsat 2B/2C/3A, Hot Bird 2/6/7A/8 and Nilesat.
The Op-Ed section (under Publications) are articles written by columnists who are not employed directly by Monitor Mideast. MonitorMideast.com is not responsible for the statements made in the Publications section. Articles are screened for editorial standards though not subject to censorship.
Our website fully distances itself from promoting terrorism, hate speech, extremism, racism by translating the various television broadcasts. Selecting media segments are done on the basis of public interest probability, sensationalism and educational substance."