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State strikes social media rumours via harsh legislation

The Egyptian state has been long pointing on several occasions that social media platforms are the main reason of spread of rumours and negative energy among citizens in the country, suggesting the creation of legislation to criminalise or fine any users who posts or publishes something that could be seen as a threat to the …

Daily News Egypt

40% social media penetration in Egypt

The number of internet users who visit or have social media accounts in Egypt as of January 2018 is 40%, according to data published by Statista market research company. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the highest penetration rate, 99%, while South Korea and Singapore came in second and third places, at 84% and 83% …

Daily News Egypt

The Top 100 Arab Celebrities

This year, Forbes Middle East reveals its Top 100 Arab Celebrities for the first time, looking at the popularity and influence of actors, singers and TV personalities from across the region.

Daily News Egypt

PayMob payments launches ‘Accept’ service for e-commerce on social media

The Egyptian electronic payments company “PayMob”, one of A15 investment companies, has launched a new product under the name “Accept”, which provides merchants with e-commerce services. Accept allows merchants to carry out direct selling without the need to own a commerce website, which allows retailers to utilise the network to achieve the highest revenues. Accept …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Social media credibility and latest trends in news reporting

The AUC kicked off the first-ever virtual session series at the Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, a conference call with professor Vince Gonzales, who is an investigative journalist, professor of professional practice at the University of South California, and coordinator of the University’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s masters degree programme in …

Marwa Azab

The rise of political bots on social media

Automated social media accounts – bots – have become part of our political communication. Bot armies can influence online discourse and pick fights with users. But are all bots bad? Thomas Baerthlein reports from London.

Deutsche Welle

Erdogan and social media: use and abuse

After using social media to publicly quash the coup, Turkey’s government is cracking down on news sites and purging state institutions again. Here is how censorship works in the country – and how Turks react to it.

Deutsche Welle