Added on 27/03/2013
Arabic , Arabic alphabet , Arabic language , Culture , Languages of Asia , Noura Noman , Science fiction , SF
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Noura Noman is delighted that her sci-fi novel in Arabic is appealing to primarily teenage audience starved of popular literature in their language
Added on 20/05/2012
The View From Fez
Algeria , Arabic , Culture Minister , Morocco , Tunisia
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: English is a language that is increasingly heard in Morocco. Does this spell the end for French?
Added on 28/09/2011
Abu Dhabi , Arabic , AUC Press , British Council , Cairo , Denys Johnson-Davies , Egypt , Egyptian Book Organization , Egyptian government , Elias Khoury , Humphrey Davies , Ibrahim Aslan , Israel , Literature , Mahmoud Darwish , Mediterranean , Middle East , Orhan Pamuk , Turkey , Turkish government , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Unlike most Western governments there is little appetite among any Arab government for the translation and promotion of literature. It’s a great shame.
Added on 21/04/2011
Arabic , Cell phones , Energy , France , Internet users , Jeddah , Spain
CROSSROADS ARABIA: No language—not even ‘dead’ languages like Latin—are immune to change. Latin is constantly developing to deal with new technology and social developments.
Added on 17/03/2011
Al Qaeda , Arabic , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Women
AMERICAN BEDU: Al-Shamikha, meaning ‘Majestic Woman’ in Arabic is a women’s magazine which Al-Qaida has combined elements of Soldier of Fortune and “Cosmopolitan” magazine.
Added on 15/02/2011
Arabic , Egypt , Media outlets , Social Media , Twitter
NATASHA TYNES: Events in Egypt have woken up global media to the importance of Arabic, especially in social media and communications with their audiences.
Added on 26/01/2011
2022 World Cup , Arabic , Arabic content , Doha , Facebook , Gulf Arab , Jeddah , Levant , Middle East , Mobile Phones , Oscars , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , The Arab News
STEVE ROYSTON: What troubles Arab intellectuals is that the use of the Arabic language is declining. There’s an Arabic interface for Facebook, yet 75% of Arab users prefer the English.
Added on 01/11/2010
Abu Dhabi , Arabic , Arabic content , Censorship , Energy , Finance , Kuwait , Naif Al Mutawa , Wyoming
In the name of preserving culture, book censorship is really killing it. … People interested in culture are gravitating toward English argues the author of the extremely successful comic book series, 99.