Donald Trump’s inauguration brought with it the term most used by this president and his office yet. The term ‘Fake News’ has been used by Trump and his team to oppose, debunk or slam any question they do not wish to answer.
The UAE’s highly anticipated World Government Summit wrapped up its fifth edition last week and as most of us are winding down after four days of continuous talks by highly acclaimed speakers and transparent Q&A’s we can finally look back at what stood out the most during this summit.
We are witnessing more and more young Arab girls lost in translation between what they are told are the ideas of a foreign culture and that of fundamental rights.
There are moments in history that one remembers not only as fact independent of circumstance but as moments that are whole inclusive of all their surroundings.
On a daily basis the media is saturated with news about refugees escaping imminent death, heading towards unknown borders in hopes of finding a semblance of what their lives used to be.
As a young student enthusiastic about literature my school’s curriculum although included great works, it was noticeable to my young mind even then that they were mostly by male authors, poets, and philosophers.
In 2007 the Twitter hashtag was born, its creators understood that in providing a platform for the entire world to voice its opinions there needed to be a way to organise and amplify certain topics.
Year after year they have been recording the numbers that have come to point directly to the impending demise of the Syrian economy and studying what seems now an imaginable way to recovery.
Having to explain to a child of today, who has learned to swipe before they can speak, that certain aspects of a person’s life must remain private for the preservation of one’s sanity is almost frivolous.
Editor-in-Chief, Gulf Today News and Media.