ALEXANDER MCNABB: We have these incredibly powerful technologies which allow us to broadcast to the world as soon as a thought enters our head.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Too many people try to understand the Arab world by focusing solely on religion. That’s clearly important, but it’s not the whole story…
ARIEL KATZ, CGNEWS: It’s much easier to attack ‘the other’ when you don’t hear their stories and don’t see their pain.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s not about spinning logos, Facebook likes or fancy events – real entrepreneurship is about engagement.
MEHRUNISA QAYYUM, CGNEWS: Analysis has revealed that Muslims played a key role in swing states in the recent U.S presidential elections
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The story of English language media in Morocco is not a happy one. The arrival of a new title though is cause for hope
STEVE ROYSTON: The ‘Red Lines’ exist and any expatriate who’s spent more than a couple of years living in the Gulf knows what they are.
STEVE ROYSTON: Say the words ‘Saudi Arabia’ to someone who has never been there and the results are as predictable as could be.
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: There are so many agendas at play in Gaza today but one of them undeniably is the opportunity to showcase – and sell – weapons.
MONDOWEISS: The coverage of the Gaza attack by mainstream media has invoked the outrage of leading academics and commentators on Middle East affairs
MORGAN MCDANIEL, CGNEWS: Palestinian women are finding creative ways to engage both socially and economically in the face of many restrictions.
ROB L. WAGNER: Free education overseas for Saudi nationals is having a massive effect on Saudi society.
NADA AKL, CGNEWS: Many young Lebanese people from all sides are disillusioned with sectarianism and violence. The recent bomb proved a catalyst for change
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s the first time I’ve witnessed the so-called established media diving head first into the social media whirl. It sets a dangerous precedent.
TBIJ: As the fight against terrorism moves from the real battlefield to the cyber battlefield a whole new array of issues are going to have to be managed.
MICH CAFE: Orwa Nyrabia has been missing for almost three weeks. Pressure is mounting to find out where he is though it’s being led from outside the Arab world.
ROB L. WAGNER: If you fail to educate your children about religion, its place in society and the need to respect the beliefs of others it’s clear where your society is headed here has been a constant lack of investment by
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Jordan’s smart and technically capable young people deserve better than muckle-headed legislation hewn from granite by politicians.
NADINE EL SAYED: The names of once marginalised voices have entered the mainstream in Egyptian political discourse. But do they have a long term future?