The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup held a research briefing on Russian-language media consumption in the Baltics and Moldova and discussed what impact that media has.
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.