About MIME (Moving Image Middle East)

Moving Image Middle East (MIME) is a brand new website and newsletter founded and edited by Mark Adams and E. Nina Rothe. MIME focuses on the moving image culture in all its forms and is a one-stop destination for film, television and all artistic developments in Middle Eastern countries.

MIME Key Moments

As the Middle East changes and new political, as well as economic allegiances are created, the entertainment scene thrives in a region that boasts a young, tech-savvy audience, and burgeoning cultural following.

Yet no publication exists that covers every part of this dense landscape — from Gulf cinema auteurs, to Hollywood blockbusters premiering in the newest movie market of Saudi Arabia, from Iranian films featured in international film festivals to North African hits, both at home and in arthouses around the world, and not to be forgotten — popular Arabic cinema. Plus the added spice of Bollywood, which caters to the large South Asian population in Arab countries. All genres, in all languages and featuring everyone worth watching.

A little trade news, a touch of celebrity coverage, all with a healthy dose of culture mixed in with lifestyle, fashion and reviews.

That’s where MIME comes in. We’re about celebrating and reporting on all that links to the Middle East…a little trade news, a touch of celebrity coverage, all with a healthy dose of culture mixed in with lifestyle, fashion and reviews. We will be delving into every aspect possible, from film to television through to YouTube and social media. If you need to know about it, it’s on MIME.

Journalistic Integrity

We at MIME hold journalism to the highest regard and vouch to:.

Seek truth and report it.

Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Minimise harm.

Ethical journalism treats sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public as human beings deserving of respect.

Act independently.

The highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public.

Be accountable and transparent.

Ethical journalism means taking responsibility for one's work and explaining one’s decisions to the public.

For more information please visit the SPJ Code of Ethics.

Our Team