World Affairs

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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الاتجاهات العالمية والعربية المعاصرة في دراسات العلاقات العامة الرقمية: دراسة مقارنة في الفترة من بداية 2008 إلى نهاية 2019

Scroll down for English abstract. سعت الدراسة لتقديم تصور للمشهد العام لدراسات العلاقات العامة الرقمية العالمية والعربية؛ لاستكشاف ما إذا كانت التقنيات الرقمية قد أحدثت نقلة نوعية في نموذج دراسات العلاقات العامة أم لا، وذلك من خلال رصد أنواع تطبيقات الإنترنت المدروسة والنظريات والمناهج التي تم توظيفها والمنظور البحثي السائد، …

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Film Review | Watching “Us” in the Middle East

“Us,” Jordan Peele’s newly released horror film, raises questions about American identity that will appear very different to viewers outside the United States. Peele has claimed that “Us” aims to hold up a mirror to American society, showing “us” how “we are our worst enemies.” But for international viewers, especially …

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BOOK REVIEW | As Terrorism Evolves

Seib, P. (2017). As Terrorism Evolves: Media, Religion and Governance. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. USC journalism professor Philip Seib has done a great service for those who follow media-driven events connected with terrorism inspired by Middle East- and Africa-based terror groups that have, for many, become household names, such …

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