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Rami Khouri on Lebanon’s Outlook and What Has Happened to the Country’s Media

On October 17, 2019, protests began in Lebanon with angry and largely disenfranchised citizens calling for a complete overhaul of the country’s unique political system. In the year that has followed, Lebanon has suffered through one disaster after another, with seemingly unending political shifting. On October 22, 2020, former Prime …

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الرقمنة والرأسمالية وتحولات العمل الأكاديمي المعاصر: دراسة تقييمية للفرص والمخاطر

Scroll down for English abstract. استهدفت الدراسة الحالية تقديم رؤية تحليلية وتقيمية راصدة لانعكاسات وتداعيات كل من الرأسمالية من جهة، والتحول إلى الرقمنة وعصر اقتصاد المعرفة من جهة ثانية، على السياسات المؤسسية العالمية والعربية في مجال التعليم العالي، وذلك بهدف السعي نحو محاولة تقييم مردودات عملية إنتاج المعرفة لأغراض اجتماعية، …

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Analyzing Journalist Perceptions of Democracy and State Corruption: The Case of Iraq

Abstract The aim of this paper is to explore Iraqi journalists' perceptions of state corruption and democracy in order to deepen the understanding of the journalist’s role in democratic participation. Survey interviews were conducted ona sample of Iraqi journalists, using the theory of participatory democracy to design the instrument. The …

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آيا صوفيا: قراءة وتحليل للحجاج الإعلامي والديني

Scroll down for English abstract. قررت المحكمة الإدارية العليا التركية يوم 10 من تموز/يوليو 2020 تحويلَ متحف "آيا صوفيا" إلى مسجد اعتبارا من يوم 24 من الشهر ذاته، فاشتد الجدل إعلاميا بين التأييد والمعارضة؛ علما بأن المعارضة لم تقتصر على غير المسلمين، بل أعرب مسلمون كُثر– أفرادا ومؤسسات– عن رفضهم …

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Islam and Saudi Foreign Policy

The following is an excerpt from Andrew Hammond's chapter "Producing Salafism: From Invented Tradition to State Agitprop" in the volume Salman's Legacy, edited by Madawi Al-Rasheed and published by Hurst (2018).  Saudi foreign policy did not begin to play with Islamic themes until the 1960s. Wary of any scheme of meaningful …

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BOOK REVIEW | As Terrorism Evolves

Seib, P. (2017). As Terrorism Evolves: Media, Religion and Governance. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. USC journalism professor Philip Seib has done a great service for those who follow media-driven events connected with terrorism inspired by Middle East- and Africa-based terror groups that have, for many, become household names, such …

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