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The Role of Social Media in Developing Interests in Sports Among Arab Women

Abstract This paper examines the impact of social media in developing Arab women’s interest in sports. A survey questionnaire based on the uses and gratification theory was distributed to 411 Arab women from different age groups, education levels, and employment statuses. In analyzing the results to explore the participants’ motivation …

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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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The Role of Online Journalism in Shaping Knowledge and Attitudes of University Youth Towards Daesh’s Operations in Saudi Arabia: A Field Study (Arabic)

Scroll down for Arabic abstract. The study seeks to identify the role of online journalism in shaping the knowledge and attitudes of Saudi youth towards Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (Daesh) terrorist activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study used a sample survey method, where a questionnaire …

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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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