The second Arab Social Media Report highlights and specifically analyzes usage trends of online social networking across the Arab region based on data collected in the first quarter of 2011. In this edition, the report analyzes data on Twitter and Facebook users in all 22 Arab countries, in addition to Iran, Israel and Turkey, highlighting the role they played in the civil movements that swept the region during that period.
The Arab Social Media Report, produced by the Dubai School of Government’s Governance and Innovation Program, is the first in a quarterly series that will highlight and analyze usage trends of specific networking tools across the Arab region. In its inaugural edition, the report analyzes data on Facebook users in all 22 Arab countries, in addition to Iran and Israel.
This paper explores barriers to unleashing the potential power of ICTs for creating a culture of innovation within the Arab region, with a focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) specifically.
As electronic government initiatives continue to gain global momentum, interest in benchmarking various aspects of e-government is expanding rapidly.
Conference Paper submitted to the First National Conference of E-Government in Syria, Damascus, Syria, June 16-19, 2007
Conference Paper submitted to the Seventh UN Global Forum on Reinventing Government, Vienna, Austria, June 26-29, 2007