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Weaponising Content Marketing: A ‘Free Press’ Never Existed and Everybody Knows It

Before the printing press, the minstrels of the ruling classes would sing and amuse villagers with palace propaganda from town to town.  In modern journalism aka content marketing, the concept and demand remains, except that the real-world impact of weaponising content marketing can have devastating, and far-reaching consequences. It’s time for Muslims to flip the script.

Brighton City Mayor Mohammed Assaduzzaman Wins By Unanimous Vote

A thirty-year resident of Brighton, Bangladeshi-born Mohammed Asaduzzaman was appointed as the Mayor of Brighton, UK this week.

Identity, Nationalism and the Politics of Sectarianism in the Middle East

ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies PhD Candidate Khalid Al Bostanji reviews the work of Miaad A. Hassan on how majorities and minorities in the Middle East shape political identities. He argues that these identities have not been sectarian but rather responsive to highly nuanced political and external challenges.

The Middle East is a Thing of Beauty

Australian Strategic Policy Institute Fellow and CQ University Lecturer Saba Sinai says that in all the analysis and portrayals of conflict and strife in Western Media, we should not forget that the Middle East is a region with a rich history and a vibrant cultural and intellectual life. Sinai urges the Western media to take responsibility and present the region in its totality.

Iraqi Prime Minister Visits Bilateral Chamber in Texas

Bilateral Chamber hosted His Excellency Mohammed Shyaa Sabbar Al-Sudani, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq and his delegation in Houston, Texas this week.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Says Muslim World League Advocate for Unity Among the Ummah

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reaffirms Pakistan’s continued support and partnership with the Muslim World League this month.

Bushra Amiwala First U30 Muslim Student to Hold US Public Office

High achiever Bushra Amiwala says that if people want to do it all, they need to figure out their fulfillment to income matrix.

Prime Minister says Shia and Sunni Muslims Pray together in Georgia

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze discusses the social, economic, and spiritual benefits of religious diversity and brotherhood at Iftar this week.

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Ex-Banker Finds Success and Satisfaction in Modern Malay Delish

According to Hock Kee Kopitiam Founder Nick Ng, leaps of faith require having a firm belief in what you’re doing and to take on challenges one task at a time.
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Indonesian President Talks Bi-lateral Trade with State Visit to UAE

President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo begins his two day state visit to the UAE this week, with the expectation to further strengthen bilateral trade across the financial and energy sectors.

How Unhealthy Assumptions Cannibalises Islam

Author Mariya bint Rehan discusses the paradoxical outcomes of social media influencers' pantomimes of ‘Muslimness’ and argues that in doing so, Islam is often portrayed as ludicrous and absurd.

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Skater Uktis Shows Sisters Can’t Shake the Love of Skate Boarding

Writer and keen Skater girl Shaheena Uddin dives deep into the skating bowl with global girl skater group Skater Uktis.

France Ambassador Applauds UAE’s Economic Rise and Rosy Outlook

Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum discusses bilateral trade and sports with France Ambassador to the UAE Nicolas Niemtchinow at the Emirates Towers in Dubai this month.
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