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Preserving the Past, Mobilizing the Past: The Nakba as a Prospective Media Realm

Abstract This article discusses the mediated presentation of the Nakba in the post-Oslo era through an examination of ‘anniversarial’ journalism. By viewing media as an interpretative memory community, this work reveals how Palestinian society has shaped its ideological framing and worldview over time. Building on previous scholarly works which challenge …

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DMC TV Network Takes Over

DMC TV network started broadcasting its long list of television programs and series in Egypt on January 14, establishing itself as a major player in the Arab media landscape. So far, little information has been made available clarifying leadership structure and budget, however based on the quality and diversity of programming, …

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Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt

Arab Media & Society held lecture "Public Culture and Islam in Modern Egypt" from in AUC's Mohamed Shafik Gabr Lecture Hall on Wednesday, February 8. 2017. Hatsuki Aishima, Associate Professor at the National Museum of Ethnography in Osaka, Japan discussed the life and media representations of former Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Abdel-Halim Mahmoud. Aishima, who holds a …

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Nuqat’s “The Seventh Sense: Powering the Creative Economy”

 Mention art, culture, and creativity and you’ve got Kuwait-based Nuqat’s seventh conference boosting innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, uncovering censorship, and serving as a teaching platform.  This year’s three-day conference entitled “The Seventh Sense: Powering the Creative Economy,” delved into the capacity of the brain to come up with new ideas through discussions …

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Travelogue of the Israeli Protest: A Dialogue with Contemporary Street Poetry

 Abstract The article deciphers the symbolic deconstruction of the Israeli Indignant Protest (2011–2012) on behalf of the local cultural simulacrum—based on Zionist narratives of Judaism. It presents, through the subjective eye of a participant observer, the symbolic paradigm by which the protest opened its way through street poetry’s contemporary representation, …

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