This is the first in a series of ten short extracts from my sixth annual round-up of social media trends from the Middle East and North Africa (written with University […]
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.
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 […]
This is the first in a series of ten short extracts from my 2015 round-up: Social Media in the Middle East: The Story of 2015 (also available on Scribd, SlideShare and Academia.edu + […]
First published on TheMediaBriefing. Social media plays an integral role in most the strategies of most media players. But in this fast moving space, understanding the latest trends – and […]
The BBC’s global reach increasingly relies on mobile platforms. This article explores their current strategy.
Originally featured on the World Economic Forum website. In December 2014 Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) published some of the key findings from a new ground-breaking study […]
Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) has now published a full length report of their 2014 study into how Qatar uses social media. Using a sample size of 1,000 Internet users – 500 Qatar’s and 500 non-Qataris – the study offers a detailed look into consumption, behaviours and concerns.
As newsrooms get to grips with finding and verifying stories shared publicly on social networks, a new set of challenges are beginning to emerge as users prioritise privacy and simplicity. […]
First published by the BBC College of Journalism. Social media catching up with TV as trusted news source in Middle East – by @damianradcliffe on @BBCCollege http://t.co/MLine5gInj — Sarah Marshall […]