July 11, 2017 •
Censorship, Media and Politics, Recent •
by Philip Seib
On June 5 four Arab states – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt – declared a soft war on Qatar. They had a long list of demands, ordering Qatar to weaken ties with Iran, expel Turkish military forces from the...
November 3, 2016 •
Digital News, Press Freedom, Recent •
by Nouha Belaid
Internet use is growing across the Middle East as people gradually abandon traditional listening and viewing practices, according to new research. The 2016 Media Use in the Middle East study found that digital divides are narrowing, not...
August 24, 2015 •
Media and Politics, Recent •
by Stephan Russ-Mohl
The role played by social media in the 2011 Arab Spring may have been overestimated by Western observers, but a new report, Media Use in the Middle East, 2015, reveals that platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are changing the...
July 17, 2011 •
Digital News •
by Philip Di Salvo
New research from the University of Michigan suggests a reluctance to accept Al Jazeera English in the U.S. Throughout the recent uprisings in North Africa, Al Jazeera English (AJE) was the primary source of information for media all over...