Culture and Community

Ayyam Gallery Dubai (11 Alserkal Avenue) is pleased to announce Hybrids, a solo exhibition by Rashid Al Khalifa. Hybrids will present a selection of wall-mounted installations from six different series from 2010 to 2017.

The Bosnia and the Balkans pavilion is the latest addition to Global Village, the region’s first and largest multi-cultural festival park. It provides an important window into the heritage and culture of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is similar in many respects to the cultures of people in the Arab world. It has more than 28 exhibitors offering traditional products, handcrafts and artifacts.

The Smovies short film competition, conducted in partnership with VOX Cinemas and the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, has launched its new one-minute film challenge themed “Culture and Understanding.”

Dubai Judicial Institute’s (DJI) publishing house is participating in the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which will be held at Expo Center Sharjah from the 1st to 11thNovember 2017.

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.