The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar


The first museum in the Arab world dedicated to exploring journalism, communication, and media.

The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar is the first museum in the Arab world dedicated to discussing and examining the content of journalism and communication.

The museum is open to all, is free of charge, and is bilingual.

The museum’s exhibitions explore media, journalism and communication—pasts, presents, and futures—through global, regional and local/Qatar lenses. Audiences are encouraged to explore alternative views, discover rich stories and hear from lesser-heard voices.

All exhibitions are accompanied by a series of public programs, an English and Arabic publication, and a selection of online videos published throughout the year on the Explore Content section of the website:


Is it a beautiful game?

Open August 3 – November 16, 2022
Saturday – Wednesday, 10am–5pm

The fall 2022 exhibition at The Media Majlis investigates the multiple characters the media can play when mediating football to the world as well as how football uses media for its own benefit.

At The Media Majlis we believe that when a game matters to billions of people it ceases to be just a game, but rather a multi-billion-dollar political catalyst. From fan culture to fanaticism, political influence to ethnic discrimination, footballers play a risky game with the media that can take them from hero to zero in a matter of seconds. This exhibition brings together a collection of stories through multiple voices—the fan, the professional, the media—to shine a light on many individual, conflicting and shared facets of football and media.

At a time when there is a relentless 24/7 news cycle, unfolding across multiple platforms in various languages, and across several time zones, interest in the game has never been higher and therefore, football is no longer just football. This exhibition asks uncomfortable questions and unpacks the huge impact media has on the football industry whilst raising the ultimate question: Is it a beautiful game?

For more information about the exhibition, its opening times, its publication and season of discussion programs, visit our website and follow us on social media.



The museum is open to everyone.  We are located within the Northwestern University in Qatar building in Doha's Education City, one building away from the Qatar National Library and Metro stop (Green Line).

Full information on opening hours, location and parking, programs and the Bookstore can be found on the museum's website, For more information email