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Live-Blogging #MENASocialGood – Complete! #Funtabulous

Since 2011, PITAPOLICY Consulting & Blog has been a Creative Partner for Al-Mubadarah by contributing interview blogs exploring development issues in the Arab world as well as partnering for social media action.  PITAPOLICY Consulting & Blog is pleased to be … Continue reading

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Notes from the ‘Capital of Innovation’

Last week, PITAPOLICY shared with you tips on managing your business during the year-end holiday season by PITAPOLICY Consulting Founder Mehrunisa Qayyum.  This week we wanted to share with you addition tips on innovation and entrepreneurship via this article found on … Continue reading

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Response to #MENA Women in STEM

PITAPOLICY continues its focus on the “T” in PITA (Technology) Last week, PITAPOLICY posted Daniel Armanios’s piece, which broke down the problem of Technology Use & Knowledge Sharing in the science and diplomacy spheres. In the first week, PITAPOLICY contributor, … Continue reading


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Virtual Death; Print Versus Electronic: When Will Trend Reach MENA Region?

France is already tackling the challenge of lower consumption of print media. In 2009, France’s Ministry of Culture passed an initiative to promote subscription to one newspaper among French citizens between 18-24 year olds. More problem-solving has ensued to address … Continue reading


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Technology Series Part 1: Is There Anyone Talking about Technology in the Middle East?

Investigating the evolution of ‘technology ecosystem’ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) By: Ramy Ghaly Edited by: Mehrunisa Qayyum The ongoing debate on the extent to which social media catalyzed the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, … Continue reading

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Top 100 Arab Women Lead Mainly in Culture/Society, Not Technology

by: Mehrunisa Qayyum According to Arabian Business.Com, the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women List includes those in both public and private sector. Moreover, the increasing role of the “Third Sector” (Non Governmental Organizations) includes women who have transformed their business … Continue reading

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Iran Fires 14 Missiles in 2nd Day of War Games


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15 Middle Eastern Startups You Should Know About

Source: http://thenextweb.com/me/2011/06/13/15-middle-east-startups-you-should-know-about/ The startup landscape in the Middle East may be quieter than much of the rest of the world, but don’t let that deceive you. Behind the scenes, there are countless talented developers working on services, applications and websites, … Continue reading


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