[MediaShift] Mideast media study shows setbacks for Facebook and Twitter, concern for surveillance
The following article excerpt appeared on mediashift.org:
In the Middle East, Twitter and Facebook are losing ground amid privacy concerns, internet users are increasingly watching films online (as long as they’re free), and more people say they’re concerned about online surveillance by corporations than about snooping by the government.
Those are among the key findings of the 2016 Media Use in the Middle East study, a six-nation survey released this month by Northwestern University in Qatar, in partnership with Doha Film Institute. The study, which has been conducted annually since 2013, offers a detailed picture of how media use trends are evolving in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.