Formerly TBS Journal

ISSN: 1687-7721


REPORT | Media and Politics: An Arab Media & Society Symposium

Mediated Policy Effects of Foreign Governments on Iraqi Independent Media During Elections Icon indicating an associated article is peer reviewed

Middle Eastern Minorities in Global Media and the Politics of National BelongingIcon indicating an associated article is peer reviewed

Lost in Discourse: The Mass Media’s Role in Creating Trump and Right-Wing Populism

COLUMN | Qatar's Costly Miscalculations

The Politics of Representation on Social Media: The Case of Hamas during the 2014 Israel–Gaza ConflictIcon indicating an associated article is peer reviewed

Al-Jazeera’s relationship with Qatar before and after Arab Spring: Effective public diplomacy or blatant propaganda?Icon indicating an associated article is peer reviewed

PODCAST | Anxious Observers, Unlikely Allies

Managing Editor Sarah El-Shaarawi speaks with Dr. Abdel Monem Said about how regional leaders and the Arab media have reacted to the US presidential elections. Said explains that while reactions have been mixed, many have responded positively to the prospect of a Trump presidency. This is due in part to a residual animosity toward Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration for policies of the last eight years.

PODCAST | A Just State? A Look Inside the Tyranny of ISIS

Mara Revkin, PhD candidate in Political Science at Yale University, unveils the legal structure, recruitment, and media management of the infamous yet understudied so-called Islamic State (ISIS). As part of her research, she has conducted interviews with defectors and individuals who have escaped ISIS occupied territory. She has also interacted with active members. In the podcast, Revkin explains the legal structures of ISIS and why it is appealing to followers.

CONFERENCE REPORT | IPI World Congress: How to Cover Violent Extremism and Survive

Under the banner “Journalism at Risk: Safety and Professionalism in a Dangerous World,” the 2016 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) convened in Doha, Qatar in March to tackle the dangers of covering terrorism and other forms of political violence.

A Response to Using Religious Texts to Justify Terrorism (Arabic)

مقالة لِد. إبراهيم صلاح الهدهد - عضو مجمع البحوث الإسلامية ـ رئيس جامعة الأزهر: استخدام النصوص الدينية في تبرير أعمال العنف (عرض وردّ)، التي أبرزت أهمية التفكير النقدي في كونه أكثر الوسائل فاعلية لمواجهة حملات الخداع والتضليل ورفع الوعي الإعلامي للجماهير ضد جماعات تزيف الدين ونصوصه، وكيفية اكتشاف زيف هذه الحجج من خلال قراءة النصوص القرآنية قراءة صحيحة؛ حتى لا نقع في فخ هذه الجماعات التي تدلس بعرض النصوص القرآنية لجذب الناس لأفكارهم

A Reading of the Media and Cultural Strategy of Daesh (Arabic)

قد قدَّم د.شريف درويش اللبان وكيل كلية الإعلام لشئون خدمة المجتمع وتنمية البيئة بجامعة القاهرة "قراءة في الاستراتيجية الإعلامية والثقافية لتنظيم داعش" تناولت آليات تجنيد داعش للشباب والاسترتيجية الإعلامية له، وآليات مواجهة هذه الاستراتيجية الإعلامية التي تختلف تماماً عن الطريقة التقليدية للتنظيمات"الجهادية"، والذي يقوم على أساس التحرك الميداني على الأرض وعلى الشبكة العنكبوتية التي يستخدمها بذكاء، ويستثمر كل ما هو متاح لترويج صورته

Cabinet of Egypt Approves Bill Governing Media and Press

Photography by Paolo Negri. Thumbnail photography by Russel Davies.

May 16, 2016—Egypt's Minister of Planning and head of the National Committee for Press and Media Legislation, Ashraf al-Araby, announced the Cabinet's approval of a new bill today. The proposed law includes 230 articles that promise to protect and regulate the work of the media.

Egyptian President al-Sisi Meets with Intellectuals Amid Rising Concerns over Media Freedom

Drawing by Edward Tennyson Reed. Thumbnail: Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Image from Rafaat Gadelrab.

March 22, 2016—Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi initiated an open dialogue today with prominent intellectual figures, according to a statement from the President’s Office. The meeting, which was attended by approximately twenty invitees, marked the inaugural installment of a series of planned national dialogues among politicians, intellectuals, and media workers.

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BOOK EXCERPT | Media, Revolution and Politics in Egypt

With the demise of the second Arab autocrat within a month, people power seemed on the verge of revolutionizing the Middle East, a region known for its monarchs and presidents for life. Abdalla Hassan's book unpacks Egypt’s media and political dynamics—tracing events leading up to the 2011 revolution, the 18 days of uprising, military rule, an Islamist president’s year in office, his ouster by the army, and the reestablishment of the military presidency. Expanded freedoms of expression, in the press and on the streets, have contracted with the skillful reinvention of repression. This is the story of an uprising.