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Arab Media Forum

Social Media, Sedition, Sectarianism and Sisi Grip #AMF14

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Saudi cleric says chatting online is haram" (religiously banned in Islam). According to Saudi daily al-Eqitisadiya, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a mem...

The Policeman and the Journalist: A Mid-East Policy Dilemma

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.24.2014 | Media
Joseph Braude

The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.

Bassem Youssef Brings Down House at 12th Arab Media Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Strutting onto the stage at this week's Arab Media Forum (AMF) to a burst of applause and cheers, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef had a captive audie...

Arab Media Forum Bolsters Region's Local Outlets, Indies Post-Revolts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media are finally establishing stronger footholds in their backyards following recent revolts and demands by a growing youth population eager to have an impact on the course of events.

How a More Media-Savvy Generation Is Being Groomed in Dubai

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

As I prepared to leave Dubai following last month's 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF), the one image that really stayed with me was the dedication of...

At the Arab Media Forum, Another Revolution Took Place

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

As the curtains came down marking the conclusion of the 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF) last week, it was quite evident that a new era has arrived and the AMF is embracing it with arms wide-open.

Arab Media Forum 2011 Tackles Region's Unfolding Revolts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.24.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Why haven't all the bloggers who were jailed in Egypt over the years or elsewhere been recognized?"

Fifth Estate, Censorship Battles at Dubai's Arab Media Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In the United Arab Emirates -- of which Dubai is a member -- collaboration between telecoms and new media is flourishing, leading to a creative model emerging from the Middle East region.