The Arab Social Media Report, produced by the Dubai School of Government’s Governance and Innovation Program, is a recurring series that highlights and analyzes usage trends of online social networking across the Arab region. These reports analyze data on Facebook and Twitter users in all 22 Arab countries, in addition to Iran, Israel and Turkey. They highlight a specific theme in each issue (ranging from general social media usage trends, to the impact of social media on civil movements, and the role of social media in Arab women’s empowerment). This is part of a larger research initiative focusing on social engagement through ICT for better policy in Arab states, which explores the use of social networking services in governance, entrepreneurship promotion and social inclusion. The initiative also studies the potential of Web 2.0 applications for increasing collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation, both between and among government entities, citizens and the private sector.


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The 5th Arab Social Media Report out now by the Governance and Innovation Program

Date: 23 June 2013, The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by individuals, created new horizons for government entities and new social trends by Arab societies. Under the title “Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning”, the 5th edition of the Arab Social Media Report series was launched today by the Dubai School of Government’s Governance and Innovation Program. 
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The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region

Date: 22 April 2013, The DSG Governance and Innovation Program in partnership with Bayt.com conducted a regional survey to examine internet usage trends in the Arab region.
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