Saudi movie ‘The Journey’ wins best experimental film award at Dutch Septimius flick fest

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s movie entry in the Dutch Septimius film festival has won the award for best experimental flick. “The Journey,” produced by Manga Productions, a subsidiary of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s MiSK foundation, becomes the first Saudi and Arab film to win an experimental...
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Frankly Speaking: Martin Sorrell predicts end of major media holding companies, says model no longer working

  • LONDON: One of the most prominent figures in the advertising industry worldwide has warned of the end of the media holding companies model, which has been dominant for decades. In an interview with Arab News, Sir Martin Sorrell also highlighted that Middle East affiliates of these groups were...
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A new frontier: Dubai’s virtual assets regulator will be first in metaverse

  • LONDON: Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) announced on Tuesday that it would become the world’s first regulator to enter the metaverse. The authority will establish its metaverse HQ in the virtual world “The Sandbox,” an ethereum blockchain-based application backed by Japanes...
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Netflix drops Meghan Markle’s animated series ‘Pearl’

  • LONDON: Streaming platform Netflix Inc. said on Sunday it had decided to stop work on Meghan Markle’s family series “Pearl” as it reviewed animated content. Dropping several projects, including Markle’s, was part of strategic decisions on production of animated series, the company said in a st...
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As it turns 47, Arab News continues to reap rewards of digital transformation

  • RIYADH: Arab News, the leading multilingual pan-Arab daily, celebrated its 47th anniversary with a commitment to continue to be the platform of choice for voices that matter to its audiences worldwide. Since its establishment in 1975, the Riyadh-based newspaper has sought to be an internation...
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As it turns 47, Arab News continues to reap rewards of digital transformation

  • RIYADH: Arab News, the leading multilingual pan-Arab daily, celebrated its 47th anniversary with a commitment to continue to be the platform of choice for voices that matter to its audiences worldwide. Since its establishment in 1975, the Riyadh-based newspaper has sought to be an internation...
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How a Saudi TV sketch mocking Biden went viral on US networks

  • LONDON: A viral sketch mocking US President Joe Biden’s sleepy speeches and gaffes has pushed US pundits to take it as a sign of poor relations with Saudi Arabia.  However, contrary to what many have said, most of the analysis failed to see that almost all US presidents, as well as many ...
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Arab world reacts to Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter

  • DUBAI: Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter at $54.20 per share, just days after refusing to join the social media company’s board of directors. I made an offer https://t.co/VvreuPMeLu — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 14, 2022 News of the bid set the internet, and especially Twitter, on ...
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Can Saudi newspapers be saved?

  • LONDON: At a star-studded event marking the 100-year anniversary of Umm Al-Qura — Saudi Arabia’s official newspaper of record — the Kingdom’s acting minister of media, Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, announced the launch of five new ministerial initiatives to the audience, which included high-level offic...
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Sync Summit wrap up: Keeping our bits and bytes in sync

  • DHAHRAN: Ithra concluded its first ever Sync Digital Wellbeing Summit on Wednesday with several main takeaways.  The second day began with bestselling author Simon Sinek joining virtually for a discussion about the future of digital well-being.  Sinek reminded viewers of some prac...
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