• Media Literacy and MDLAB

    Media Literacy and MDLAB

    Dr. Jad Melki opened the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB) 2016 with a lecture about media literacy and the missions and goals of MDLAB.

  • Internet governance

    Internet governance

    How is the internet governed and regulated by governments, private sectors, and civil society and how this shapes the evolution and use of the Internet?

  • Communication design of modern terrorism

    Communication design of modern terrorism

    How is ISIS communicating with the world ? What tools is it using to spread its ideology? and what are the ways in which the media perpetuates and reinforces ISIS' messages? Dr. Jad Melki discussed all that [...]

  • Privacy, Profits, and Security

    Privacy, Profits, and Security

    "Governments are tracking you no matter what you do!" During MDLAB 2015, Dr. Moses Shumow covered the definition of privacy and showed the difference between the concept of privacy before and after

  • Media and Civic Activism

    Media and Civic Activism

    Building on Social media, surveillance, and privacy and Cyberactivism and and E-Mobility Dr. Paul Mihailidis addressed the influence of the media

  • Frontiers of Arab Media Literacy

    Frontiers of Arab Media Literacy

    Why is ISIS an important phenomena? Why is the west interested in ISIS? What is the relationship between extremism, sectarianism, and terrorism and media?

  • Media and Terrorism

    Media and Terrorism

    Dr. Reese discussed how terrorist groups do not mind that the media covers their news and that sometimes they purposely carry out big operations in order to attract the media.

  • Covering War and Human Rights

    Covering War and Human Rights

    Dr. Susan Moeller opened her lecture by stating that "We are now living in an era of images". Dr. Susan Moeller walked through Haiti 2010 earthquake, the Malaysian 2014 airplane bombing,

  • Media, Gender, and Body

    Media, Gender, and Body

    How do we measure and assess beauty? Why do beauty standards differ from one society to another? Sarah Mallat answered the proposed questions based on two major social theories.

  • Effective Digital Storytelling

    Effective Digital Storytelling

    "Technology is not what is most important when telling a story digitally. It is the content that matters" How can we use technology effectively to tell stories in a digital age? Watch Dr. Suheil Dahdal's presentation during MDLAB 2015

MDLAB works on the expansion of media and digital literacy education in the Arab world by providing the needed training, curricular material and resources, and motivating faculty to transfer what they learned to their institutions. So far, MDLAB has succeeded in introducing media and digital literacy to 30 Arab universities and a handful of schools in 12 Arab countries. The academy works on developing MDL curriculum that includes modules and training manuals including course plans, multimedia, and case studies.

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