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

Media Uses and Trust During Protests

A Working paper on the media uses of Lebanese during the 2019 uprising.

This study is part of the ongoing Media/War project of the Institute of Media Research and Training (IMRT) at the Lebanese American University (LAU). The Media and War program covers a broad area of research that situates media research within the context of Arab wars, conflicts and politics. 123

استخدامُ اللبنانيين للإعلام وثقتُهم به في زمن الثورة

هذه الدراسة تعاين استخداماتِ الجمهور اللبنانيّ لوسائل الإعلام، ومدى ثقتِه بها، أثناء الانتفاضة الشعبيّة 17/10/2019

وقد استطلعت الدراسةُ عيّنةً عشوائيّةً على الصعيد الوطنيّ، تمثّل جميعَ الشرائح والمناطق اللبنانيّة، مؤلّفةً من ألف لبنانيّ ولبنانيّة أثناء ذروة الاحتجاجات (وتحديدًا خلال كانون الأوّل/ديسمبر 5 - 12). وهي تكشف وسائلَ الإعلام التقليديّةَ والجديدة، وبخاصّةٍ قنوات التلفزيون ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعيّ، التي يستخدمها الجمهورُ اللبنانيُّ ويثِق بها لمعرفة أخبار الاحتجاجات؛ كما تكشف ماهيّةَ وسائل التواصل التي يستخدمها هذا الجمهورُ لنشر المعلومات ومشاركةِ الآخرين تلك الأخبارَ

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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