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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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Factors Influencing Public Attitudes toward Paid Online Newspaper Subscriptions- A Field Study (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. Abstract Despite the implementation of new business models in several Western media organizations, most Arab newspapers have not yet explored these models, and little is known about public attitudes towards their willingness to pay for online news. The study sought to identify factors that …

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Digital and Traditional Media’s Handling of Freedom Issues: A Comparative Study among Egyptian and Saudi Youth (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. Abstract With the expansion of the digital public sphere, tackling freedom issues has been widely transferred from traditional mass media to digital platforms. Based on the constructive approach that demonstrates the recipient’s active ability to give meaning to what he/she is exposed to, and …

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