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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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Debunking COVID-19 Fake News on Arabic Fact-Checking Websites: An Analytical Study (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an information crisis, labeled an “Infodemic”. This study explores the methodology of debunking fake news related to the pandemic on independent Arabic fact-checking websites. The study’s results are derived from a textual and visual analysis of the content related to …

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Pragmatics in Egyptian and Chinese Journalistic Discourse on Covid-19 Global Health Diplomacy: A Comparative Study and Proposed Preventive Geopolitics Perspective (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. This article attempts to use pragmatics for the analysis of opinion material on Youm7 and China Arabic websites. A sample survey from the period between January 1 and December 31, 2020 on global health diplomacy against COVID-19 has been conducted. The findings indicate that both …

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An Analysis of Yemeni Online Journalism Discourse on the COVID-19 Pandemic (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. This study investigates how Yemeni online journalism has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. The study analyzes four of online news websites that represent the various political actors in Yemen. These websites include Al-Thawra Net (Sana’a and Riyadh editions), Al-Sahwa Net, and Aden Today. The researchers …

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Impact of US Drama Binge-Watching in the Emirates: Third-Person Effect and Cultural Self-Conceptual

Abstract The study investigates respondents’ perception of the negative effects of US drama binge-watching on their cultural values as compared with its perceived effects on the cultural values of others. The study helps in understanding the extent to which Arab residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) perceive media’s imperialist …

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