Martin Jay

Martin Jay is an award-winning British journalist based in Morocco where he is a correspondent for The Daily Mail (UK) who previously reported on the Arab Spring there for CNN, as well as Euronews. From 2012 to 2019 he was based in Beirut where he worked for a number of international media titles including BBC, Al Jazeera, RT, DW, as well as reporting on a freelance basis for the UK’s Daily Mail, The Sunday Times plus TRT World. His career has led him to work in almost 50 countries in Africa, The Middle East and Europe for a host of major media titles. He has lived and worked in Morocco, Belgium, Kenya and Lebanon.

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November 18, 2020
Biden Wants to Restore Transparency of U.S. Media? Start With the Middle East

Never before has the fourth estate been in such poor health after four years of abuse by a president.

November 14, 2020
Obama’s Back. The Middle East Has a Chance Now for Some Kind of Order

Biden will not pull off miracles in the region, but will preside over a much more sober approach to its woes.

November 8, 2020
We Were All Wrong About Trump. Even the Mooch. What? Doesn’t Anyone Believe in Come-Backs?

We shouldn’t be asking ourselves what just happened. We shouldn’t be asking ourselves what now for Donald Trump.

November 1, 2020
Macron Is No T. E. Lawrence, but It Is Still the Arab World Which Can Save Him in Lebanon

An inferiority complex linked to Lebanon’s colonial past is responsible for Macron failing in Lebanon. But maybe his rant about Islam might fix that.

October 28, 2020
Girls on Top. Dirty Diplomats and CNN Hacks Cast a Shadow Over London Foreign Office

Did Britain’s most important ambassador compromise the lives of British soldiers with his love affair with a former CNN journalist? And why isn’t the Foreign office investigating?

October 25, 2020
Macron’s Gamble Will Backfire as Brexit Will Make Both Him and France Big Losers of a No-Deal With Brussels

France’s cursed President is going to lead his nation in a campaign which will take him and the entire French economy over the abyss on Brexit.

October 10, 2020
Middle East Leaders Prefer the Devil They Know in U.S. Presidential Elections. And Yet a Biden Victory Might Be the Bitter Pill Needed for Reform in the Region

New human rights opprobrium from a U.S. president will be just what the doctor ordered for the investors to look at Saudi Arabia through a new prism.

October 2, 2020
Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China?

These days journalists go wild on story-telling to keep themselves in the spotlight among their contemporaries with no fear of any accountability.

September 25, 2020
Is Steven Bannon Still Advising Trump? U.S. President Leads the Country Into Dangerous Waters With Latest Iran Move

Trump must believe that a war with Iran is a vote winner. And he believes that he can defeat the present regime in Iran.

September 19, 2020
Trump’s Contribution to Peace in the Middle East Wasn’t Very ‘Noble’

The reality is that Trump has merely moved ISIL around and made it more of an underground movement.