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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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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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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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إشكاليات وتحديات التناول الإعلامي للشأن الصحي في العالم العربي

مقدمة مع تعرض المجتمعات على اختلاف مستويات تقدمها أو تأخرها، لموجات من الأمراض المزمنة والأوبئة، تثار إشكالية التناول الإعلامي المتخصص للشأن الصحي والطبي في عالمنا العربي، وما يتعلق به من أمراض وإصابات وعدوى وتشخيص ومواجهة وعلاج، وتثير تلك الإشكالية الكثير من التساؤلات الجديرة بالبحث وصولًا إلى الدور الفعال للإعلام في تناول …

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Attitudes Toward the Role of Social Networks in Shaping Health Awareness during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Actor-Network Theoretical Study of Egypt (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. Official statistics show that Egyptians, especially the youth, are increasingly using social networks. It is therefore important to examine the role these networks had in shaping the cognitions and attitudes of Egyptians towards the COVID-19 pandemic. The present study uses an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing both …

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COVID-19 Crisis Communication: The Strategic Use of Instagram Messages by the Bahraini Ministry of Health in Light of the Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Model (CERC)

Abstract While social media is being increasingly used for health crisis communication, few studies, especially in the Arab region, have examined how it can improve strategic communication during various phases of any health crisis. The Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) model is one of the frameworks that focus on …

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