North Africa

Weaponizing Media and the Dangers of Subjective Truth: Reflections on the “Arab Media Between Conflict and Peace” panel

In contemporary conflicts, knowing the enemy—the first lesson in any war—has become elusive. With fewer boots on the ground, less interstate conflict, and more fractured and violent terrorist factions, knowing exactly who one is fighting has become increasingly difficult. Accordingly, information warfare, the control of the narrative, has arguably become …

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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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Book Review | Routledge Handbook on Arab Media

First Edition - Edited By Noureddine Miladi, Noha Mellor (Routledge, 2020) The Routledge Handbook on Arab Media is an encyclopedic depiction of the history, roles, models of ownership, and regulations of print, broadcast, and online media in 20 Arab countries out of the 22 Arab countries represented in the Arab …

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Gender and Issues of Digital Identity among Arab Women: An Ethnographic Study of a Sample of Facebook Users in Algeria (Arabic)

الجندر ومشكلات الهوية الرقمية للمرأة العربية: دراسة إثنوغرافية على عينة من مستخدمات شبكة الفيسبوك بالجزائر تستهدف الدراسة التعرف على تمثلات الهوية الرقمية للمرأة الجزائرية، وإلى أي مدى توجد تحديات تواجه المرأة أثناء تقديمها لهويتها الرقمية عبر شبكة الفيسبوك، وما حدود العلاقة بين الهوية الرقمية والالتزام الجندري من وجهة نظر المرأة …

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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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Youth in Morocco: Rebels without a Cause? Youth Violence, Social Media, and the Discontents of Moroccan Consumer Society

Abstract Recently the Moroccan public had to grapple with what was perceived to be a worrying upsurge in youth crime related to Tsharmil or (cyber) bullying in the Moroccan vernacular. Mainstream media coverage of this issue ushered in an overwhelming sense of panic towards “deviant” youth that pose a serious …

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Morocco Launches a Virtual Platform to Support Entrepreneurs

Rabat – The Moroccan General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM) and the Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs (MCMRE) initiated a joint agreement in Casablanca on Thursday to enable the establishment of a virtual region. The agreement—signed by MCMRE Minister Anis Birrou and the CEO of CGEM …

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