Media Use in the Middle East

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by Northwestern University – Qatar’s April 2015 study on Media Use in the Middle East.



The search for media reality in the Arab Middle East

As the cascade of chaotic events in the Arab Middle East continue to unfold, it becomes increasingly important for policymakers in Western government, including the United States, to expand their focus beyond just managing the latest series of current crises. Although still in its infancy, researchers are building the necessary media infrastructure to accurately assess public opinion in several Middle Eastern countries… Read more.

Source: Brookings | Stuart N. Brotman | May 14, 2015


PBS MediaShift

Survey on Media Use in Middle East Shows a ‘Return to the Local’

A newly updated survey by the Northwestern University in Qatar reveals an expansive look at attitudes and behaviors toward the media across the Middle East. The survey, “Media Use in the Middle East,” documents trends in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE, and is a follow-up to the first region-wide survey that was conducted in 2013… Read more.

Source: PBS MediaShift | Sonia Paul | April 21, 2015



Internet Users in Middle East and Africa Choose Mobile for Access

There’s no doubt that the internet population in the Middle East and North Africa is a mobile-first one. According to 2015 data from Northwestern University in Qatar, Harris Interactive and the Pan Arab Research Center (PARC), 93% of internet users across Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Egypt went online via mobile phone. Just 73% did so via a desktop or laptop computer… Read more.

Source: eMarketer | July 7, 2015