The 7th Arab Social Media Report: Social Media and the Internet of Things – Towards Data-Driven Policymaking in the Arab World: Potential, Limits and Concerns

Date: 5 February 2017,
The influence of social media has continued to grow globally over the past decade During 2016 social media played a highly influential role in what has been described as a “post truth” era in policymaking diplomacy and political communication For example social media “bots” arguably played a key role in influencing public opinion globally whether on the political or public policy levels Such practices rely heavily on big data analytics artificial…

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MBRSG’s Governance and Innovation Program launches ‘UAE Social Media Outlook 2014’ at the Emirati Media Forum

Date: 24 November 2014,
This report is produced
by the MBRSG’s Governance and Innovation Programme in partnership with the
Dubai Press Club (DPC) It makes use of numerous studies conducted by the Programme
– including the Arab Social Media Report Series – to analyse the impact of
social media on citizen engagement in the UAE…

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The 6th Arab Social Media Report, on Citizen Engagement for Better Government Services, is out now

Date: 25 June 2014,
Under the title ‘Citizen
Engagement and Public Services in the Arab World The Potential of Social Media’
the sixth edition of the Arab Social Media Report series was launched today by
the Governance and Innovation Program at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of
Government The report shows that the public sector in a majority of Arab
countries continues to suffer from mounting deficiencies in terms of quality
efficiency and accessibility of government service…

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MBRSG’s Governance and Innovation Program launches ‘Arab Social Media Outlook 2014’ at the Arab Media Forum

Date: 20 May 2014, The report, produced by the MBRSG’s Governance and Innovation Programme in partnership with the Dubai Press Club (DPC), makes use of numerous studies conducted by the programme in the Arab Social Media Report series to analyse the impact of social media on different aspects including media, socio-economic and political trends for individuals living in the Arab world.

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The Arab World Online 2014

Date: 18 May 2014, This white paper in its second edition is produced by the Governance and Innovation Program at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in partnership with Bayt com It continues to examine Internet and mobile usage trends in the Arab region The purpose of this series is to provide policy makers business leaders and development organizations with updated information on the usage trends in an ever-changing ‘digital landscape’ in the
Arab World
Navigating through…

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MBRSG’s Governance and Innovation Program Participates in the 2nd UAE Government Summit and launches a report titled “Arab Government Services Outlook 2014”

Date: 10 February 2014,
For the second year in a row, the Governance and Innovation program at MBRSG participates in the Government Summit – held from February 10-12, 2014 – as Knowledge Partner. The program launched a report at the Summit called ‘The Arab Government Services Outlook 2014’.


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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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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”

Date: 12 February 2013, 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.”


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DSG’s Governance and Innovation Program Launched Landmark Report on Social Media, Employment and Entrepreneurship

Date: 3 October 2012,
Under the patronage of His Excellency Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, UAE Minister of Labor, the Governance and Innovation Program at the Dubai School of Government, in partnership with SAP MENA, held a policy forum on October 3rd to launch the findings of their report, entitled “Social Media, Employment and Entrepreneurship: New Frontiers for the Economic Empowerment of Arab Youth”

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Interview on the Arab Social Media Report with Fadi Salem and Racha Mourtada in Knowledge@Wharton

Date: 12 June 2012, During Tunisia’s revolution Asma Mansour’s parents kept her locked at home for her own safety But Mansour was continuously in touch with those on the street and from her computer updated through Facebook and Skype on the latest Being president of the Tunisian chapter of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) and an alumna of AIESEC an international youth leadership development organization she had a large network at home and abroad She also sifted through reports of events to confirm…

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Mashable.com publishes an infographic on Twitter and Facebook usage in the Arab World based on Arab Social Media Report

Date: 8 June 2012, These two infographics were created based on data from the Arab Social Media Report series. They highlight Twitter and Facebook usage in the Arab region, including numbers of social media users and their penetration within each country.

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Lebanon: Instant reporting on election violations using Twitter – IMS quoting Arab Social Media Report

Date: 4 June 2012, Tweeting from every corner of Lebanon, election monitors reported instantly on incidents of intimidation, illegal campaigning and corruption during recent municipal elections. Last year, the Arab Social Media Report, showed that Lebanon – a country of 4 million people – had around 80.000 active Twitter users. After the Arab uprisings, this number is expected to have grown significantly and it is believed social media will continue to be used as a platform for civic participation:


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Twitter in Saudi Arabia – Arab News quoting Arab Social Media Report

Date: 23 May 2012, Twitter has become an attractive platform where young Saudis love to share their ideas and discuss hot issues. According to the 3rd Arab Social Media Report by the Dubai School of Government, Saudi Arabia has the third highest number of Twitter users in the Middle East, and some people believe it has become one of the most preferred platforms used by Saudis as a forum for debate.

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Arab Users of Social Networking sites surge in 2012 – Alarabiya referring to Arab Social Media Report

Date: 8 May 2012, The number of Arab social networking users has surged to record highs in 2012, as Arabic becomes one of the most widely used language on Facebook and Twitter, according to the Arab Social Media Report.

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