Arab-West Report is an independent electronic magazine founded by Cornelis Hulsman and Sawsan Gabra Ayoub Khalil in 1997, originally titled the Religious News Service from the Arab World. The name was changed to Arab-West Report on 1 January 2003, reflecting the magazine's broadened scope of reporting.
Arab-West Report presents systematic media reviews from Egyptian Arab media on subjects related to Muslim-Christian relations, which later expanded to include Arab-West relations. The magazine works with a fixed set of selection criteria for subjects taken from a fixed set of media thereby providing an excellent overview of changes in media reporting over the years.
Arab-West Report is based in Cairo and has a board of advisers consisting of Egyptian Christian and Muslim experts, as well as non-Egyptian experts. The magazine is not partisan, and provides media critiques if non-partisan ethical standards have been knowingly violated. Arab-West Report also publishes its own investigative reporting in issues that have caused widely different responses between Muslims and Christians and/or different media.
Arab-West Report has systematically followed Arab media since 1997 and has a unique archive of over 20,000 reviews and reports. The magazine is in particular frequently consulted by academics and students.
Arab-West Report is linked to the Arab-West Foundation in The Netherlands, the Center for Arab-West Understanding, Cairo and the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation, Cairo, Egypt. These organizations all revolve around Arab-West Report and are sometimes addressed as the Arab-West Group.