The findings are part of a regional trend in which users are opting to leave platforms that broadcast posts to wide audiences in favor of direct-messaging services – namely WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat.
In a wide-ranging interview last week, NU-Q dean and CEO Everette Dennis told Doha News that this development has coincided with more robust local news coverage, although journalists are still “measured” in most of their reporting.
Only one third (32 percent) of Qataris said they were concerned about the government monitoring their online activity, while more than half (57 percent) said they were not worried about state surveillance, a new media usage survey has found.
The country is responsible for the production of 17 percent of all Arab indie films, just behind France, Egypt and Lebanon who each produce 20 percent of the total market, findings from the Media Industries in the Middle East 2016 Report said.
NU-Q journalism students Rana Khaled, Shannon Farhoud and Ashlene Ramadan have really made a splash with their Arab hip-hop documentary Broken Records. Check out some of the coverage below. To watch the…