Social media reveals how people feel about reopening UAE

  • DUBAI: The easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the UAE has by and large been welcomed by the public despite lingering concerns about safety, analysis of social media posts in relation to official announcements shows.  The study, conducted by analytics and technology consultancy Anavizi...
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Arab News’ 1970s ads a quirky trip down memory lane

  • LONDON: If anyone were in any doubt about the truth of the opening line of L.P. Hartley’s 1953 novel “The Go-Between” — “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there” — they need only take a trip down the memory lane that is the Arab News archive. Launched on Sunday April 2...
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When Arab News arrived in Japan

  • TOKYO: On Oct. 21, 2019, Arab News did something no other media outlet from the Arab world has done: Launch a dedicated online edition in Japanese, as part of its ongoing global expansion. The launch, which took place in Tokyo the day before the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, was a re...
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Spies, serial killers and secret marriages: MBC takes on Netflix

  • DUBAI: The controversial subject of secret marriages in Saudi Arabia will be the theme of MBC’s next big original production due to air in spring. It highlights the shift in program style at the broadcaster as it comes into closer competition with global players such as Netflix and Amazo...
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G20 media committee holds first press conference in Riyadh

  • RIYADH: The media committee of the G20 Summit held its introductory press conference on Sunday afternoon at the headquarters of the Saudi Press Agency in Riyadh. Both local and foreign media were invited to view the year’s schedule of events, ask the media committee questions and understand t...
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Alibaba-backed fund to build HQ in Saudi ‘media city’

  • DUBAI/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with a fund linked to China’s Alibaba to build a new headquarters in a “media city” in the kingdom’s capital, the Saudi minister of culture said on Tuesday. The minister, Prince Badr bin Farhan, said on Twitter that he signed the agreement wi...
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Saudi Minister of Culture signs MOUs with leading media organizations

  • Leading media and technology companies are to set up operations in Saudi Arabia’s planned new “media city” in the diplomatic quarter of the capital, Riyadh. The Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Farhan, signed agreements on Tuesday...
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US media questions Bezos hacking claims

  • LONDON: An investigation into claims that the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was hacked has been called into question by cybersecurity experts and several major US media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Associated Press (AP). Specialists on Thursday said evid...
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Royal runaways’ media war follows them to Canada

  • LONDON: Prince Harry and his wife Meghan may have quit Britain for a quieter life in Canada but their battle with the media has followed them to the new front line. Harry believes “powerful forces” in Britain’s tabloids are waging a ruthless propaganda war to vilify his US former actress wife ...
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MBC group partners with Disney, Fox and Spotify for exclusive content on streaming platform ‘Shahid’

  • DUBAI: The Middle East’s giant broadcasting group, MBC, has unveiled its latest upgrades to its streaming platform, Shahid on Wednesday as the group partners with Disney, Fox and Spotify for exclusive content. Shahid will feature 3,000 hours of content form entertainment companies Disney and F...
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