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Media and Culture: An Arab Media & Society Symposium

Arab Media & Society the journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo organized a one-day conference on “Media and Culture” on November 9, 2016. The event was held at the University’s downtown Tahrir Campus. Participating in the conference were key scholars, educators, and thinkers, namely, Dr. Mohi Eldin Afifi, Secretary General, Alazhar Islamic Research Academy; Dr. Sami Alsherif, Dean at the Faculty of Mass Communication, Misr International University; and Dr. Mustafa Elfeki, a political thinker and analyst. Dr. Hussein Amin, professor of Journalism and Director of the Adham Center, moderated the event. The lively discussion, initially between panel members, then with the audience, examined how the media influences the formation of Arab cultural identity. Panel members grappled with questions of religious messaging and its affect on public perceptions of Islam, ethics in popular television and online content, as well as cross-cultural influences, particularly the effect of foreign media on Egyptian society.


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