About the Journal :
The Journal of Media and Social Studies for Specialized Researches is issued quarterly by the Scientific Institute for Advanced Training and Studies (SIATS), it is considered valuable achievement for SIATS institute to establish this journal in order to serve the issues of nations and human society’s. The journal contributes significantly in research and development through publishing distinguished researchers according to the scientific publishing standards. The journal is an outcome of collaborations between a distinguished community of leading academics and researchers from Arabic, Islamic and Western world.Journal Goals
Challenges facing digital media in the Arab world
The present new Digital Communication Revolution is the fourth in history. It follows three other Communications Revolutions: The Alphabet (1500 B.C.), the Printing Press (1439 A.D.), and the Electronic (1835 A.D.). Digitalization allowed for the coming of globalization. The World Wide Web at present connects 40% of world population allowing them to interact. At the same time, multinational media and advertising corporations, stationed mainly in the Center States, market their products in Marginal States, in a manner that favors Electronic Colonialism, and encourage consumerism. On the other hand, the present media revolution helped create an Arab Spring. Thus the main question this paper tackles is: what is the nature of the present media climate in Arab Countries, and what are the challenges that face its growth. The paper ends with presenting 12 such challenges.