Who We Are

AlHudood is the second-best satirical news website in the Middle East, after Russia Today. We are a group of individuals with an undefined vision and a long-term strategy of constantly moving the goalposts, in the pursuit of a future of some sort. Though we would not presume to define ourselves as artists, life in the Arab world, which is equally overrated, often seeks to imitate us anyway.

Unlike most media organisations in the region, AlHudood is not funded by a government and our founder is not a billionaire (yet). We welcome your fan mail and financial contributions to support the lavish two-meals-a-day lifestyles of our writers.

Frankly, this website never published any news in its eight-year history; we believe what we do is a form of organized gossip. We spend our days highlighting the region’s issues through comedy and satire, and the result is dark more often than not.

We’re happy you’re interested in knowing more about us, and apologise for not uploading photos of our attractive writers alongside their exact addresses like you might have expected. We remain anonymous for obvious security reasons, and we believe that the best way to get to know us is through reading what we put out there.

Read about AlHudood

Middle East Eye
The Guardian
BBC
Le Commerce

Our Principles

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We didn’t want to have ten principles just because ten is a good, satisfying number

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Always punch up and never down

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One can never be too careful when it comes to satire

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There’s no room in satire for compliments and praise

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Criticism is always welcome, because satire thrives on it

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It isn’t satire’s place to offer solutions, it can only highlight important issues

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Our content is always original

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Satire and humour are not the aim, they are a means to say something

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Controversy is a byproduct of satire, not its goal

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Never try to offend, but understand that you can’t stop people from being offended

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Initiate conversations with readers, don’t talk at them

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We didn’t want to have ten principles just because ten is a good, satisfying number

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Always punch up and never down

Contact Us

For content suggestions and submissions, check our Submissions Guide, then email us at

To report a bug, ask us a question, tell us how great we are, and everything in between, email us at