Digital Media

The Impact of Online Surveillance on Press Freedom

March 25, 2024

This paper seeks to shed light on the impact of online surveillance on press freedom. The paper discusses the challenges that online surveillance poses to investigative journalism and freedom of information. The paper also addresses the impact of online surveillance on journalists and the challenges they face in the digital age.

Social Media Influencers: Exceptional Responsibilities and Absence of Guarantees under the Media Regulation Law

November 27, 2023

This paper aims to identify the risks posed directly by the Press and Media Regulation Law on influencers. The paper also discusses the impacts related to the policies and regulations produced by the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) on the work of influencers’ pages. Finally, the paper addresses the absence of any guarantees for influencers in the face of the multiple responsibilities imposed by the laws and regulations of the Press and Media Regulation Law.

Freedom of Information and its Impact on the Freedom of the Media and Press

October 2, 2023

This paper aims to delve into the essential interplay between freedom of information and the freedom of the media and press. It examines how these freedoms collectively contribute to safeguarding rights and freedoms, promoting transparency, accountability, and democratic values.

The Human Rights-Based Approach for Digital Media

January 23, 2023

The paper addressed the pressing issue of ensuring the rule of law is established on the Internet and elsewhere in the digital world. The paper also outlined the digital environment and the threats it faces. Moreover, the paper examined the need to use human rights-based approaches to digital media as well as international standards of the rule of law, while pointing out some issues in applying the law in this new environment.

Fake News Verification Techniques and Initiatives – Part 2

December 14, 2022

With the proliferation of fake news, it is imperative that we find a way of verifying news and information. However, before we even fact-check and verify such information, what is more critical is that we understand the various techniques used in spreading fake news and how to curb them. Failing to understand these techniques may imply that we become unable to identify suitable mechanisms for verification and fact-checking. This paper covers various fake news techniques and suitable tools for fact-checking and verifying the news.

Fake News Verification Techniques and Initiatives – Part 1

December 12, 2022

This paper discusses false and misleading news, the difficulties of news verification, the tools that can be used for verifying and scrutinizing news, and the initiatives active in this area.

How the Supreme Council for Media will Subject Netflix and Disney to Egyptian Laws

September 18, 2022

In a brief statement posted on its official website, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) announced that streaming platforms such as Netflix and Disney have to be obligated to “the customs and values of the Egyptian state.”

How Newsrooms Can Use Technology in their Work?

June 13, 2022

1. Introduction Media ecology has increasingly gained prominence and altered the way people understand and embrace journalism. Technology is usually identified as the major trigger of the journalistic changes, both in news production and reception by the audience. In addition, it ascertains the way news outlets choose news items to be published online in accordance […]

Why is Data Journalism More Important than Ever?

May 9, 2022

Journalism today was vastly different from journalism 30 years ago. The Internet has changed everything about how people consume media. It has also created new opportunities for journalists. The Internet allows us to reach millions of readers at once.