Social Media: how much have our lives changed?
My best definition of social media is people on the left, people on the right, and technology in the middle. It is the democratization of information and content, the convenience and equal opportunity to share and connect with others, and the fulfillment of “the world is a global village” prophecy. […]
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The rise of Citizen Journalism and how Social Media is redefining the role of Media in Kenya
As the focus of this year’s Global Medium Forum shifts to ‘Media and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age’, Africa is not just playing catch up in the Digital revolution, but most Africans have leap frogged into the digital revolution with the mobile phone as the most significant tool that […]
Global Media Forum: Sights, sounds, and all the action!
What’s the next big thing after Facebook and Twitter? Is social media the peak of journalism, or is there more to be seen? Is there an end in sight for the battle for supremacy between traditional and social media? What is ‘clicktivism’, how effective it it, and what do millions […]
The Win-Win of Improving the Status of Women Employment in Egypt
Bella Abzug, a late feminist activist and American politician is famously quoted as having stated, regarding the equality of men and women in the workplace: “The test of whether or not you can hold a job should not be in the arrangement of your chromosomes”. I personally agree 100%. And […]
Nelly Ali: Fighting for Cairo’s street children and mothers
Nelly Ali sometimes carries a magic wand in her bag. She uses Twitter to fundraise for clothes for those kids (Cairo street children and mothers). She’s a strong woman tirelessly fighting for the rights of street children and young homeless mothers to physical, sexual, emotional and psychological safety. An International […]