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
ASMR in the Media
The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region
The DSG Governance and
Innovation Program in partnership with Bayt.com conducted a regional survey to
examine internet usage trends in the Arab region.
DSG's Governance and Innovation Program Participated in the first UAE Government Summit and launched a report titled "New Frontiers for Citizen Engagement: Impact of Social Media on Public Services in the UAE Federal Government"
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the first Government Summit to be held on February 11-12, 2013. The summit, with DSG as Knowledge Partner, saw the participation of leaders from both the public federal and local sectors and representatives from international organizations as well as international experts, and was held under the theme "Towards Excellent Government Services."