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Education must be regarded as a security issue
Charlotte Keenan | April 08, 2014 12:11 AM
Governments worldwide are increasingly facing a fundamental question: how to deal with the causes of violent – often religiously motivated – extremism.
‘Social news’ no panacea for ailing media
March 11, 2014 12:10 AM
News organizations get the most engaged readers by working on their own to build brand loyalty, not through referrals from social media or search engines, a study showed Monday.
Western fighters in Syria emerge via social media
December 10, 2013 12:17 AM
Western Muslims fighting in Syria are emerging from the shadows and using social media to share their experiences of the conflict and encourage others to join them.
‘Twitter diplomacy’ can’t replace statecraft
Christopher R. Hill | August 27, 2013 12:08 AM
American 20th-century statecraft produced Dean Acheson, Henry Kissinger, Richard Holbrooke, and many others who balanced the power of the United States with its responsibilities to develop key relationships.
Civil activists ask: Are you posting too much or too little on social media?
Brooke Anderson | June 10, 2013 01:04 AM
Journalists, activists, bloggers and marketers gathered Saturday in Beirut to discuss the best ways for groups to make their voices heard through social media.
Social media fair aims to boost activists’ online performance
Brooke Anderson | June 04, 2013 01:05 AM
Many activists have a strong social media presence, but not all of them know how to properly use the various platforms to reach their intended audience.
A second battle also defines the Arabs
Rami G. Khouri | June 01, 2013 12:59 AM
The conflict in Syria and the uprisings in Bahrain and other countries represent one of the two important battles underway in the Arab world, whose outcomes will largely determine the future shape of Arab political systems.
Facebook: Social connections or simply envious voyeurism
January 24, 2013 12:20 AM
Witnessing friends’ vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness, according to German researchers.
When using words, those who share are winners
Jimmy Leach | November 28, 2012 12:57 AM
It’s difficult to think of a more obvious contravention of Twitter’s terms of use than the Israeli armed forces’ recent tweets of its attack against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
When humor becomes a form of resistance
Atallah al-Salim | June 13, 2012 01:37 AM
“The Lebanese state calls on its citizens to depart from the country,” read a recent, viral text message circulating among Lebanese citizens after UAE, Qatar and Bahrain issued warnings against travel to Lebanon to their citizens last month.
Social media is gold for Olympics advertisers
Sarah McBride | April 20, 2012 12:56 AM
Advertisers are going for Facebook as athletes go for the gold, in the first Olympic Games where marketers are placing such high hopes on social media.
Oscars, Elie Saab and Meryl Streep set social media abuzz
Daily Star Staff | February 28, 2012 12:56 AM
The Oscars gave the online community a lot to talk about Sunday, as the number of social media comments about Hollywood’s biggest night more than tripled from last year.
Indonesian atheist faces jail after Facebook post
January 20, 2012 12:16 PM
An Indonesian civil servant who declared himself an atheist on Facebook was arrested.
Michelle Obama joins Twitter revolution
January 13, 2012 04:27 PM
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama quickly snapped up tens of thousands of Twitter followers Thursday.
Rupert Murdoch splashes opinions on Twitter
Greg Roumeliotis | January 03, 2012 09:27 AM
By Monday night the 80-year-old chief of News Corp had already issued more than 20 tweets and acquired 74,000 followers.
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