Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
In an age of consumerism and Donald Trump sound bites, the media undeniably influences how people interpret events around them.It's in this context that a team of professors and researchers from the Lebanese American University founded the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut. Their aim is to improve media literacy in the Arab world by developing a specific curriculum for schools across the region, training teachers and scholars about the issue. Social media hasn't necessarily empowered youth to counter or protect themselves from such propaganda.Contrary to popular perception, conventional media remains most relevant throughout the Arab world.While the Arab uprisings of 2011 were often credited to the younger generation's savvy use of social media, conventional media continues to rein supreme. Dr. Melki noted that recent studies indicate that the majority of people living in the Arab world are unable to use new media and are highly susceptible to propaganda.
Goodbye, comrade: Beirut bids farewell to beloved Communist
Syrians’ education suffers over pledge defaults
Lebanese have few expectations from national dialogue sessions
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE