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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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The Effect of using Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Presenting News Stories in Virtual Reality Immersive Experiences (Arabic)

Scroll down for the Arabic abstract. Abstract This study aims at uncovering the effect of using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques on two levels of virtual reality (360° video and immersive 3D) while presenting news stories in recipients’ immersive experiences. To achieve this goal, a field experiment was designed to collect …

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From Peers to Professionals: Regulating Influencer Marketing in the United Arab Emirates

Introduction In their work on the regulation of social media influencers, Catalina Goanta and Sofia Ranchordás noted that the topic’s complexities involve, among other things, rethinking “the distinction between peers and professionals” (2019, 14). The United Arab Emirates in 2018 addressed this issue by essentially professionalizing what had previously often …

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90 Day Orientalism: The “Other” Way

The American network TLCs’ 90 Day Fiancé’s casting and storylines have provided its audience with years of entertainment, mostly at the foreign partner’s expense. The reality television industry has grown exponentially throughout the years, thriving on the drama between characters to gain viewership. However, reality television channels, such as Bravo …

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Trump, Twitter, and Regulation of Big Tech: Perspectives from the Arab World

The suspension of the Twitter account of former U.S. president Donald Trump after violating the platform’s publishing policies brought forth significant controversy and aroused many questions about the right to freedom of expression and its boundaries, not only in the United States, but across the globe. In the Arab region, …

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Rami Khouri on Lebanon’s Outlook and What Has Happened to the Country’s Media

On October 17, 2019, protests began in Lebanon with angry and largely disenfranchised citizens calling for a complete overhaul of the country’s unique political system. In the year that has followed, Lebanon has suffered through one disaster after another, with seemingly unending political shifting. On October 22, 2020, former Prime …

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الرقمنة والرأسمالية وتحولات العمل الأكاديمي المعاصر: دراسة تقييمية للفرص والمخاطر

Scroll down for English abstract. استهدفت الدراسة الحالية تقديم رؤية تحليلية وتقيمية راصدة لانعكاسات وتداعيات كل من الرأسمالية من جهة، والتحول إلى الرقمنة وعصر اقتصاد المعرفة من جهة ثانية، على السياسات المؤسسية العالمية والعربية في مجال التعليم العالي، وذلك بهدف السعي نحو محاولة تقييم مردودات عملية إنتاج المعرفة لأغراض اجتماعية، …

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