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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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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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Cultural Identity Expressed Through Electronic Platforms of Higher Education Institutions: A Comparative Study (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. There is substantial cultural diversity in many societies these days. Consequently, the need for cross-cultural institutions to build and present their ethical values ​​and cultural identity within different systems and societies has grown. Most higher education institutions face the challenge of applying their own …

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Participation and National Identity Building through Arab State Electronic Portals: A Comparative Study (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. This study explores the role of Arab government portals in expressing the state’s construction of national identity and enhancing the platforms and tools of e-participation; including e-information, e-consultation, and e-decision making. The study analyzes 22 portals to explore the types of information and participation …

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Can Sleepy Set-Top Boxes Ever Be Sexy?

Malcolm Miller, CEO of innovative set-top box-maker Pace Micro Technology, speaking to a group of industry investors in June, summed up the problem facing his market sector, "There are people out there who are buying smart new silver [cellular] phones at "350 each with [little extra benefits] over a 10 …

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