Media & Public Diplomacy

Regulating Digital Platforms: A Limitation to Freedom of Expression?

Internet, social media, and digital platforms, which have become a part of daily life thanks to technological developments, are at the centre of some...

The New York Times and the Dehumanisation of the Taksim Terror Attack Victims

Common people around the world expect well-known Western news organisations to provide them with objective and balanced reporting of events by providing facts, data,...

A Critical Approach to Global Performance Indexes (GPIs): Evidence from Türkiye

With the spread of globalisation, there has been a rapid increase in the number of indexes measuring and ranking countries' performances in certain political,...

The Metaverse is Trending, but Does it Live up to the Hype?

This paper discusses the virtual platform known as the Metaverse. In light of developments in connection speed, virtual reality (VR), wearable technologies and artificial...

Contesting Israel’s Dominant Media Narrative

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Miko Peled, who offers his takes on peace and justice in Palestine, advocating for the creation of one democratic state...

The real battle for perceptions continues in Ukraine-Russia conflict

Russia's information operations might have been weaker in some areas than expected, but its info-warriors have trump cards up their sleeves. Ukraine seeks to...

Counterterrorism, Islam and the British Security State

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Dr. Rizwaan Sabir, who shares his scholarly research and first-hand experience with the British counterterrorism apparatus.  This episode of Media Mind...

Connecting Thread: American and Global Islamophobia

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Professor Khaled Beydoun to unpack some of the ideological constructs behind the phenomenon of Islamophobia in the US and overseas. Muslims...

Al Jazeera: 25 Years of Living Dangerously

This report will examine the corporate, socio-political, and geopolitical complexities surrounding the rise of the resilient Al Jazeera news media organisation. Since its inception 25...

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