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  • COP 27 – What role did the media play?

    Media from different parts of the world are covering it through different mass media outlets. The main European outlet would be Reuters. The main MENA outlet would be Al-Jazeera. Finally the US has a few outlet reporting on it such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, Fox, NPR, as well as […]

  • Is Reputation Management Starting to Fail?

    With only two weeks till the start of the World Cup in Qatar, there is starting to be more and more attention turned towards the host country, and not in regards to soccer. More and more people are starting to become aware of the human rights violations, and the slave like labor that the employees […]

  • Regime Change

    If my country were to go through a regime, I would go through several different forms of media to find out what is going on. First I would start by looking at social media, using apps such as twitter and instagram, to get the instant facts about what is happening. Next I would turn to […]

  • Reputation Management in Soccer’s Top Clubs?

    Back in October 2021, the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund purchased Newcastle United for over 405 million dollars. How is this reputation management you ask? Newcastle United was very average to below average team in the English Premier League, however, other Gulf Country owned teams have done really well in the recent past, giving Newcastle […]

  • Things that surprised me about this class

    I think something that surprised me about this class so far is how much the government controls the public sphere and how so tightly locked down the political systems are across the region. I knew that there was a lot of censorship among different governments but I did not know there was post censorship where […]

  • What Role Does the LIV Golf Tour Play for Reputation Management in Saudi Arabia

    The newest golf tour to take the world by storm could be a potential front for reputation managment in Saudi Arabia. The LIV Golf Tour is new Saudi Arabian backed league with the intention of competing directly with the PGA Tour. “LIV” does not mean anything, rather it is the Roman numeral for the number […]

  • FIFA World Cup drawling to Qatar was paid off??

    Although this article is outdated, I looked at an article from The Guardian, about how allegedly, the football organization FIFA was paid off by Qatar’s news station Al-Jazeera. According to the article, In 2010 when the voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were being held, if Qatar received the bid in 2022, Al-Jazeera […]

  • Media Effects of Reputation Management in the MENA

    Today I will be focusing on how media effects reputation management in the Middle East and North Africa. Reputation management is a vehicle that countries in the Middle East and North Africa use to distract the public from the atrocities that the government is committing on their citizens. The effects of media have on reputation […]

  • Does Reputation Management Through Sports Work For Countries in the Middle East and North Africa?

    Are nations in the Middle East using sports as reputation management to improve their image in the eyes of Western Countries? Another term for this is sports washing. According to WordSense Dictionary┬áthe term sports washing is defined as “The use of sporting events to improve a polity’s reputation, especially to distract from human rights abuses” […]