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Arab Social Media Outlook 2014

Arab Social Media Outlook 2014

Published on: May 2014​
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Genre: Media Coverage|Social Change​ Category: Future Government and Innovation​
 
This report aims to explore social media trends in the region in 2013 , paving the way for a better understanding of the impact of social media on various aspects of the Arab citizen’s life in 2014 . The report,  which is the result of a knowledge partnership between the Governance and Innovation Program (GIP) at the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government and the Dubai Press Club, builds on a wide range of studies carried out by the program to analyze the impact of social media on the social, economic, and political life of citizens and residents of Arab countries . This research has contributed to promoting knowledge creation on the new and innovative means of using modern information and communication technologies in the Arab world . The first section of this report looks at the reality of social media in the Arab world during the year 2013 , while the second section highlights the results of a number of regional surveys conducted by GIP researchers that explore how Arabs perceive social media as an alternative source to traditional media . The third and final section of the report takes an in-depth look at the results of a survey on the regional impact of social media on education in the Arab world .

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