dabbousThe panel discussion during MDLAB 2015 discussed studies done on the role of women in the news and media and the lack in numbers of women in management positions in media organizations the Arab world except Egypt, which surprised researchers as having a sufficient number of women in high positions in the media. The panelists analyzed the data presented along with advertisement that represent women as a commodity and the normalization of the role of women and men in society

Dr. Jad Melki works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the American University in Beirut
Dr. Yasmin Dabbous and Dr. Dima Dabbous work in media studies department at the Lebanese American University