zenith is a fast growing family of prime and independent media outlets on the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and the Muslim world.
It combines firsthand and investigative journalism with research on politics, international relations, economics, business and society in a part of the world still aloof and difficult to access for many.
A large and tangible network of authors and contributors stretches over 15 countries from West Africa throughout the Arab World, Turkey, Iran and the Gulf to Indonesia.
One flagship of the zenith fleet is the bimonthly zenith BusinessReport, published in English, German and Russian for the European, Middle Eastern and Russian/Central Asian markets.
zenith BusinessReport provides analysis, entrepreneurial stories, interviews, numbers and market outlooks. zenith BusinessReport reports from behind the scenes of profit promises and big deals. It has become both source and reference for investors, analysts, managers, development aid agencies, business journalists and the intelligence community.
All zenith media products are an offspring of the German Middle East magazine zenith (zenith – Zeitschrift für den Orient), founded in 1999. Its editorial board consists of multilingual regional experts, providing a young and unconventional approach: zenith may publish in-depth background stories on conflicts in the region, but it focusses emphatically on social life to provide mutual understanding of cultures and civilizations.
With a current circulation of more than 30.000 of the bimonthly German and English editions, plus 15.000 of the quarterly zenith BusinessReport Russia and various special reports on energy, education, real estate, private banking and arts, we provide a platform for constructive discussion about the future of the Middle East and foreign business in the region.
zenith media products are released in several languages and on various markets. However, they all follow quality standards and characteristics which some may refer to as »German virtues«: reliability, profundity and sustainability. The editorial board and the Middle East media society forum zenith e.V. constantly monitor the observation of zenith's independence and the above mentioned standards in quality.
zenithConference and zenithForum create essential gatherings of government officials, industry captains and business executives to share best practices and discover real-world solutions. Conferences and Forums are to take place across the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe and focus on topics such as healthcare, construction, energy, industry, banking, cultural and social challenges.
In 2012, zenith launched a new book series on Middle East research and analysis. zenithEdition provides latest scientific updates on political, economic and social issues on a more timeless and in-depth level than a bimonthly magazine could do. The first book, entitled »Reaching for the Sun – The Search for Sustainable Energy Policies in North Africa and the Middle East«, was published in co-operation with the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
All products of the zenith familiy are published by Deutscher Levante Verlag GmbH, Germany's leading independent company for special interest media on Middle Eastern affairs.