Brands and creating an alternate reality

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Brands draw from the activity of human life. They draw on the imagination and dreams by linking them to the extent of the capability to possess or consume. The brand is about to almost bury the identity of people as it is viewed as an alternative value to the self and its worth rather than being looked at as an added value. The glamour which results from owning a brand carries emptiness within because it is related to purchasing a materialistic glamour that is not part of the self’s ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Live video of 12-year-old US girl’s suicide goes viral

Friday, 13 January 2017

The 40-minute video shows her placing her phone in her front yard, tying a rope around a tree limb and saying goodbye to her family

The tough challenge posed by new media platforms

Saturday, 8 October 2016

We cannot even anticipate where this collective passion in the world of social media will lead us to

Diana Moukalled

Of selfie, narcissism and going ‘social’

Monday, 12 September 2016

There’s a tale of a young man called Narcissus, who was so vain that he fell in love with his own reflection

Peter Harrison

A social media disease for which there is no vaccine

Sunday, 12 June 2016

There’s no doubt that social media has given “legions of idiots the right to speak”

Turki Aldakhil

Who is to blame for Lebanon’s media crisis?

Friday, 25 March 2016

The Lebanese media, particularly print journalism, shouldn’t be ashamed of admitting that the crisis in the industry has reached unprecedented levels. The role of the media is to address people’s problems and seek to find solutions. However, in Lebanon it is now drowning in its own set of problems and no real attempts are being made to resolve them.After newspapers As-Safir and Al-Liwaa revealed last week that they are facing financial difficulties, many people have spoken out in ...

Nayla Tueni

On Jordan’s chaotic media scene

Thursday, 12 March 2015

The Jordanian Parliament is expected to discuss a new audiovisual law

Daoud Kuttab

Media ethics and the truth under fire

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Media organizations have been known to take tough action against those found breaching journalistic principles

Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi

How #MuslimLivesMatter embarrassed the U.S. media

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Last week, a hashtag on Twitter was able to embarrass the entire U.S. media

Diana Moukalled

Does the media represent a threat to the state?

Friday, 13 February 2015

Media chaos increases political and ideological polarization, which threatens social peace

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

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