Digital media have become key platforms in the Arab world both for news and peer to peer communications. According to BBG national surveys, virtually all adults in most  countries of the Persian Gulf are using the Internet, and specifically Facebook and YouTube, on a regular basis. In Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, and other countries, tens of millions use these tools every week. For the first time, the Internet is rivaling television as a favored media platform in Gulf countries.  In Kuwait, YouTube has become the most important source of news.

Industry Leaders Discuss Driving Media Innovation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Measuring impact, supporting experimentation, defining a clear vision and motivating staff to drive change were topics highlighted in a technology panel hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and featuring Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.