The Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar (CIRS) launched the “The Digital Middle East” research initiative in 2014; and I was fortunate enough to be […]
Six years after the Arab Spring rocked many parts of the Middle East, the region continues to feel ramifications from this turbulent period. Here are five key trends that journalists and news organizations working in the region need to consider.
Dr Sarah Vieweg is a social scientist and experience researcher at Facebook. Her research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, and computer-supported cooperative work. She researches how […]
Where Twitter once held sway, Facebook video, visual platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, and — amid privacy concerns — closed networks like WhatsApp are now the social media of choice in the complex Middle […]
First published by TheMediaBriefing. For publishers, brands and media companies seeking opportunities for international expansion, the Middle East offers some intriguing possibilities. The region is home to a large youth […]
Google has been rolling out Street View to new locations in Jordan, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, and Ajman, with potential benefits for people across the Middle East and worldwide. First […]
The continued rise of visually orientated social networks, the dominance of Middle East social media by Facebook and the wider Facebook family, and continued tensions between telecoms providers and services […]