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Trump, Twitter, and Regulation of Big Tech: Perspectives from the Arab World

The suspension of the Twitter account of former U.S. president Donald Trump after violating the platform’s publishing policies brought forth significant controversy and aroused many questions about the right to freedom of expression and its boundaries, not only in the United States, but across the globe. In the Arab region, …

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The Impact of Social Networking Site Use on Social Capital and Happiness: A Field Study of Arab and Non-Arab Residents in the UAE (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. As social networking sites (SNSs) grow in size across the United Arab Emirates, they are increasingly utilized as avenues for social partnership and sustainable development. These networks are also used as a means of creating social cohesion among the country’s residents. This is achieved …

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The Creative Environment of Scientific Content Production on Social Networking Platforms (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. Social Networking platforms impose new methods of creating audiovisual content, through the use of new technologies; this has also altered the nature of content production and consumption. Social networking platforms represent an ostensibly free, advanced and low-cost space, allowing the curious user to exercise …

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A Critical Analysis of the Dialectic Science-Religion Relationship in Popular Science Show Discourse

Abstract In light of the advancing digital environment and the interest in boosting scientific content published on digital platforms, this paper seeks to define and critically analyze the discourse of popular science shows (henceforth, “PSS”). Considering the fact that religion serves as a major foundational component in the Arab social …

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Transformations and Trends in Science Journalism as Viewed by the Egyptian Media and Scientific Community

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. The study aims to identify the common perceptions and evaluation of the journalistic and scientific community in Egypt, of current transformations and trends in scientific journalism. The study does so, in order to determine the following: 1) The position of scientific journalism in society; …

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