Zawya, one of Middle East's leading news and information service provider, has been bought out by Thomson Reuters Corporation, a global news wire service and information provider. Zawya was privately held by the Dubai-based investment group Saffar holdings. Financial terms of...
The cool Mediterreanean breeze caressing the Promenade de la Croisette, also carries excitement in the air. The glamorous seaside town, the abode of the rich and famous along the French Riviera, had the spotlight on itself once more, as it...
Kenza Restaurant hosts an iftar for the Media Ramada Downtown Hotel’s Kenza Restaurant hosted a special iftar for media professionals in Dubai last night.  The event was attended by media practitioners from some of the leading publications and media houses...
Let me tell you a story. It is a story of why the UAE and the wider Gulf region is such a confusing place for a relative newcomer. In October 2011, I was walking along on an upper floor of...
Grayling, a leading global communications firm, today revealed ambitious changes to the company’s brand, core offering and growth strategy, punctuated by bold new livery and a new website.  While the firm will continue to offer a full range of...
Reports coming from investigations into News Corporation?s News of the World, closed down after the hacking scandal broke out, reveal that tabloid?s journalists not only hacked mobile phones, but also personal computers. Police and parliament initially focused their investigations on...
Ooredoo has signed a multi-territory, multi-year deal with The Walt Disney Company Middle East and North Africa to bring some of the world’s best-loved entertainment direct to Ooredoo customers for the first time. Customers of Ooredoo’s award-winning Next Generation Mozaic...
More than 30% of people in Saudi Arabia watch 3 to 5 hours of TV every day during Ramadan compared to an average of 2.7 hours throughout the rest of the year 85% prefer to watch their favourite programmes in...
France 24, the French international TV channel, has a new signature, "Liberty, Equality, News" recalling the official motto of France, which is; "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" The French international news channel France Global Media Group (which also includes radio RFI and...
If you?re a crafty, emerging entrepreneur on the prowl for prospective target customers and would like to know how to capture their attention, well then, Mobile Marketing is the right way to go. Needless to say, it is of...
The phone hacking scandal has led to a spate of resignations from top executives, comes another big blow. Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Chief Commissioner, quit over criticism of his links to a former News of the World deputy editor.? The head...
The sheer number of photographs that are taken today are at an all-time high. The question is, can today's photographs be considered art, or simply millions of 'captures' of the mundane? Will billions of new photographers achieve artistic greatness? In previous...
Cash on Delivery increases by 75% in one year, surpassing all expectations. MENA region e-commerce grows by a staggering 190%. ArabNet Digital Summit 2013 continues to expose the hottest trends and eye-popping insights into digital business in the Middle East and...
Netflix CEO announced the closing down of 'Qwikster' through a post on blogspot. A company spokesman told media Friday they are abdicating their "break-up plan to keep their online streaming services and DVD-by-mail together under one website and one name...
Bahraini government has signed agreements with Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal paving the way to move his Rotana news and entertainment company from Cairo to the Gulf island state, the official Bahrain News Agency reported on Wednesday. The move...
For all you tweeps out there, there is something in store for you. To the Android and iPhone users, look carefully at your twitter page, you may just find a difference, or you may find the similarities between Twitter...
Freedom of the media, freedom of expression. The world cries out. But in the light of the freedom of the press have we overlooked the freedom of individual and the right to privacy? The scandal which rocked the U.K. media...
By E. Nina Rothe I first watched The Infidel at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, and immediately knew the film would win audiences the world over. The story, written by David Baddiel, is one that poses questions about...
Demand for local content will spur rapid MENA media growth, says new Abu Dhabi Media Summit study Gaming set to grow exponentially in the region, expected to nearly triple in size in the coming years -- from $1.6 billion in 2014...
THE STORY News Corp., Rupert Murdoch?s media empire had recently found itself tangled in a phone hacking scandal. And although sufficient evidence could not be gathered by investigators. Although the investigators could not find sufficient evidence to confirm that the organization?s...
Key themes of Globalization, Creativity and Disruption dominate Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2013 Sessions focus on opportunities for investment, entrepreneurship, social gaming, new media, new technologies, the rise of multiscreens, impact of social media, generational divide in a digital world...
One thing certain about Twitter is that it brings an unappealing appearance to first time visitors. You often hear why in the world would someone go for a service that allows sending 140-character updates to your "followers"? Good question...
Digital advertising spending the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is growing at a staggering rate of 37% each year. Currently, estimated at 10 percent of the total global Ad spend, the Middle East's spend is expected to reach USD...
Arabian Gazette Exclusive: Well-known celebrity Hermoine Macura interviews fashion photographer Rhys Simpson-Hopkins. Fashion photography in the Arab world is an art that few photographers master. Hermione Macura heads behind the scenes to meet a UAE-based photographer who offers a fresh perspective for local...
New report on global '2020 Media Trends & Predictions' by Kantar predicts there will be a digital paradox; while evolving media channels will create opportunities, wide range of channels will make it more difficult to connect with consumers The ‘Digital...
There are social, psychological and cultural aspects to every economic slowdown. The media, however, plays a crucial role in building up these sentiments for or against any ruling government. An example of this is the recent "Occupy Wall Street" Movement,...
The Dubai Lynx 7-Day Brief, powered by YouTube, has released the 2014 brief and is now accepting entries into the film competition which puts the region’s creative powers to the test. The brief has been set by UNHCR, the United...
An outcry by press freedom campaigners has forced the Iraqi government to review its plans to suspend licences of 44 media operations in the country. Ali Nasir, deputy director of Communications and Media Commission, said the news media watchdog will give the targeted...
Place Abu Dhabi Time October 10-11, 2011 Story National Media Council (NMC )discusses the media arrangements for World Economic Forum Summit Objective To ascertain the media role in World Economic Forum?s 2011 Summit on the Global Agenda World Economic Forum?s 2011 Summit on the...
The weekend saw Hangover Part II debut the theaters globally; and along with it, a character from the movie made an appearance in Mike Tyson?s iPhone game in a Warner Bros. promotion for the film. A free update to the...