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Dubai Press Club

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...

Abdulaziz Sadeq Spearheads Kuwait's National Youth Project Media Campaign

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Kuwait's youth are hoping to steer the country in the right direction through participation in an advisory body tasked with helping to set official policies.

"Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" Reports on Current, Future Regional Trends

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's become an annual must read to take the pulse of where they are, but this year's edition of "Arab Media Outlook 2011-2015" (AMO) goes further to s...

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...

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?"

Pan-Arab TV: Big on Audience, Lop-Sided on Advertising

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

Arab TV viewers enjoy more free satellite channels than their counterparts in developed countries. Still, FTA channels suffer from low advertising revenues.

The Multimedia Make (Some) Middle East Inroads

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

A report by the Dubai Press Club says that social media has taken off at an incredible speed in the Arab region, and that local Arabic sites are becoming competitive with traditionally dominant sites like Google.

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.

Arab Print Media Weather Financial Crunch Better Than Western Counterparts

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

Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...

"Brand Dubai" Aims to Polish Emirate's Image Following Negative Reports

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The Gulf emirate of Dubai is on a PR kick aimed at polishing its image and repairing damage from negative reports.