Harness the power of digital media
Challenge gendered media practices
Examine media as a weapon of warfare
Create socially relevant media for civic engagement
Digital Platform

Diraya is a digital platform that maps media activist practices advocating human rights and gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region. Diraya means “know-how” in Arabic and the platform presents six different case studies from media activist organizations from Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan. On the website, young activists have shared their organizational practices, media tactics, constraints and policies with a wider international audience. 

Gendered Representations in Ads

This study will examine the representation of women and men in Lebanese advertisements, highlighting the harmful gendered stereotypical depictions and the subsequent negative impact on Lebanese society.

Media Uses During Pandemics

In light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the ubiquity of false information about this deadly disease on social media, multiple researchers from Lebanon came together to examine media uses, selective exposure, bias, knowledge gap, information needs, and media platform credibility and trust during pandemics.


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Media/Digital Literacy

The Media and Digital Literacy program focuses on the promotion of media and digital literacy education in the Arab region, through training a generation of educators, trainers and activists and developing locally rooted curricula and training manuals.

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The Media and Gender program focuses on producing research that investigates the representation of gender in Arab media, the obstacles and limitations to the advancement of women in media careers, and the relationship between Arab media and gender. This program also delves into training, teaching, advocacy and activism work that aims to empower women journalists and media practitioners and create a legally enabling environment for them at work and in their communities.

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The Media and War program covers a broad area of research that situates media research within the context of Arab wars, conflicts and politics. It includes researching the relationship between media and terrorism, the media uses of non-state actors and guerilla groups, and the framing of war and conflict.

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99%Media Lebanon

The 99%Media Lebanon program produces activist and advocacy oriented documentary films and media content that highlight important causes of social and political justice. The program offers high-quality low-cost media production services to academics, activists and non-profit organizations to help them promote their causes and research and accomplish their advocacy goals.

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