Women’s Activisms and the Future of Feminist Movements in the Arab Region

On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, Arab Media & Society hosted a virtual panel discussion titled “Arab Media Between Conflict & Peace.” Following the panel, Managing Editor Sarah El-Shaarawi spoke with panelist Dr. Sahar Khamis about her co-edited volume Arab Women’s Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). The …

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Tracing Cultural Relations Through The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has jeopardized the stability and growth of several sectors, including cultural industries, and has impacted societal relations between people and across countries.  In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, we hear little about initiatives or policies pertaining to cultural relations. This paper reviews cultural relations …

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Weaponizing Media and the Dangers of Subjective Truth: Reflections on the “Arab Media Between Conflict and Peace” panel

In contemporary conflicts, knowing the enemy—the first lesson in any war—has become elusive. With fewer boots on the ground, less interstate conflict, and more fractured and violent terrorist factions, knowing exactly who one is fighting has become increasingly difficult. Accordingly, information warfare, the control of the narrative, has arguably become …

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The Impact of Threatening News Coverage of the Ethiopian “Al-Nahda Dam” on Egyptian Collective Insecurity (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. This study seeks to contribute to mediated out-group threat research by examining the consequences of exposure to news coverage depicting the Al-Nahda Dam crisis between Egypt and Ethiopia. It examines Egyptian feelings of collective insecurity and the role of group-based affect and group identity when …

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The Framing of Water Issues in Opinion Articles of Arab Newspapers An Analytical Study Based on Conflict Theory (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. This study analyzes how a number of Arab newspapers approach water issues and the different perspectives they present about the water crises and water insecurity in the region. The paper examines the extent to which the framing of the topic tends to escalate the issue …

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The Role of Online Journalism in Shaping Knowledge and Attitudes of University Youth Towards Daesh’s Operations in Saudi Arabia: A Field Study (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. The study seeks to identify the role of online journalism in shaping the knowledge and attitudes of Saudi youth towards Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (Daesh) terrorist activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study used a sample survey method, where a questionnaire …

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Assessments of Controversial Representations of Religion and Religious Symbols as handled in the International Press: A Qualitative Study (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. This study uses qualitative methods to assess the analytical perspectives of the media elite; namely members of the academic and professional communities, as they relate to controversial representations of religion and religious symbols in the international press. Bearing in mind cultural, political, and social analysis, …

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Peace Journalism: Egyptian Online Journalism’s Handling of January 2011 and June 2013 Revolutions (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. This study investigates how Egyptian online journalism handled the events of the January 2011 and June 2013 revolutions in Egypt, evaluating them from the perspective of peace journalism. The analysis was conducted using the following three criteria: The different ways of presenting and covering these …

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