Why is ISIS an important phenomena? Why is the west interested in ISIS? What is the relationship between extremism, sectarianism, and terrorism and media?
Dr. Reese discussed how terrorist groups do not mind that the media covers their news and that sometimes they purposely carry out big operations in order to attract the media.
Dr. Susan Moeller opened her lecture by stating that "We are now living in an era of images". Dr. Susan Moeller walked through Haiti 2010 earthquake, the Malaysian 2014 airplane bombing,
How do we measure and assess beauty? Why do beauty standards differ from one society to another? Sarah Mallat answered the proposed questions based on two major social theories.
"Technology is not what is most important when telling a story digitally. It is the content that matters" How can we use technology effectively to tell stories in a digital age? Watch Dr. Suheil Dahdal's presentation during MDLAB 2015
Dr. Rasha Abdulla spoke during MDLAB 2015 of the role of social media in civic activism. Dr. Abdullah presented a definition of e-mobility and the conditions that must be met for this type of mobility to take place
Dr. Mohamad Abu Al Rub (Palestine), Dr. Inas Al Khoreiby (Egypt), Ms. Lubna Maaliki (Lebanon) discussed the state of Media and Digital Literacy education and human rights in the Arab region
We are at a time where we are building our lives around media. So, what are the ways to approach media and digital literacy?
Dr. Nora Boustany (AUB), Mr. Ali Hashem (Al Monitor), Ms. Alia Ibrahim (Al Alarbiya), and Mr. Lutfi Abu Aun (ITN) discussed covering wars, conflict and human rights in the Arab world during MDLAB 2015.
What is media literacy? What are its goals? and how is it relevant to social media? After defining and answering these questions during MDLAB 2015, Dr. Stephen Reese explained what is framing and the types of frames found in media