MCF Mission

“Keep on Telling the Truth”

On the fourth anniversary of the attempted assassination of Dr. May Chidiac, the two non-profit organizations, the May Chidiac Foundation and its affiliated Media Institute, were launched. MCF is dedicated to training, research, and education on issues of media, democracy, and social welfare. The media institute aims to bridge the gap between academia and the media industry, providing students and professionals with state of the art technical facilities and training programs in order to improve their competencies and competitiveness.

MCF Vision

In association with institutes of higher learning and social affairs, the foundation offers hands-on learning in media, women’s rights, conflict resolution, and development. Through its community activities, from anual conferences to award ceremonies, the May Chidiac Foundation equipes individuals with the core principles of human rights and social responsibility to ultimately be a positive influence on their social groups and society at large.

The May Chidiac Foundation believes that by supporting the development of knowledge production industries, it can greatly contribute to making Lebanon a proactive player in the Middle East and the global economy. This will lay the necessary groundwork to foster freedom of expression, human rights, democracy, and good governance.


The Honorary Board and the Executive Committee of Advisers of the May Chidiac Foundation consists of foremost Media figures, business men, and community leaders with records of worldwide achievements that command respect and trust. The Honorary Board of Advisers convenes annually and provides guidance as solicited throughout the year.

Honorary Board & Executive Committee

Ali Jaber
Director of MBC Group and Dean of MBRSC
Brent Sadler
Award Winning International Journalist
Mogens Schmidt
Director of the Bureau of Field coordination at UNESCO
Rose Choueiry
Honorary Board Member of Choueiry Group
Abdulrahman El Rashed
General Manager of Al Arabiya News
Ghassan Hasbani
CEO of Graycoats
Elie Khoury
Quantum Group Chairman and Chief Executive
Naguib Sawiris
Executive Chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding
Edouard Monin
Ipsos MENA Chairman and CEO