Culture and Community

Results released today from part two of Ogilvy Media Influence’s annual global survey of more than 250 reporters and producers found that the rise in reports of “fake news” has elevated trust in traditional media, contrary to prevailing sentiment that the recent deluge of misinformation has eroded trust in legacy media sources. The survey found that journalists worldwide agree that better reporting – such as comprehensive fact-checking and citing credible sources – is necessary to combat fake news. The results, which identify social media as a key catalyst of the fake news phenomenon, further illuminate the findings of the first half of the Ogilvy Media Influence survey, released in June 2017, in which Facebook had emerged as the new number one media gatekeeper.

Heart of Sharjah, the largest heritage project in the region, is calling on visitors and residents to learn more about the emirate’s fascinating history through its stunning array of museums. Not only do they provide a window into the lives of previous generations, many of them are also fully interactive, where tourists can experience certain aspects of the past.

ARTSPACE, one of UAE’s leading platforms for contemporary Middle Eastern art, presents “Measure and Excess” by Hiba Khamlichi, from 19th September to 5th October, 2017.

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, hosted a customer service excellence course in cooperation with one of the leading agencies in this field. The course ran from 16th July until 3rd August, supporting the government’s directives for Dubai to become the world’s leading city for customer service.