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Frontiers of Arab Media Literacy

Why is ISIS an important phenomena? Why is the west interested in ISIS? What is the relationship between extremism, sectarianism, and terrorism and media?

By | October 25th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Media and Terrorism

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.

By | October 25th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Covering War and Human Rights

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,

By | October 24th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Media, Gender, and Body

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.

By | October 23rd, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Effective Digital Storytelling

"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

By | September 30th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

E-Mobility and Activism

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

By | September 30th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

State of MDL education

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

By | September 30th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Approaches to MDL education

We are at a time where we are building our lives around media. So, what are the ways to approach media and digital literacy?

By | September 30th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Covering Human Rights Violations

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.

By | September 29th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments

Media Framing and News

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

By | September 29th, 2015|Lectures|0 Comments