Junior Journo Newsroom: Curriculum crisis looms if Aussie kids aren’t taught media literacy

The Morning Show hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur welcomed cub reporters to the studio on Friday to help launch the Kids News Junior Journalist Newsroom, as experts agreed it was critical that young Australians developed skills to recognise and create trustworthy content. As rampant disinformation rapidly redefines what it even means to be literate, … Read more

Philippines’ Marcos features among Time’s 100 most influential people

AHMEDABAD: Hindu nationalism, once a fringe ideology in India, is now mainstream. Nobody has done more to advance this cause than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of India’s most beloved and polarizing political leaders. And no entity has had more influence on his political philosophy and ambitions than a paramilitary, right-wing group founded nearly a … Read more

ilmi, PNU launch museum studies program

RIYADH: A new museum studies program in Saudi Arabia has opened for registration, offering micro-credential and long-term courses. It is the result of a partnership between ilmi, a center for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics learning, and Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. ilmi — meaning “my knowledge” in Arabic — is a science … Read more

Closing Bell: TASI ends the week in green with trading turnover at $2.18bn

RIYADH: Dubai’s inflation witnessed a slight decrease in March, dropping to 3.34 percent compared to 3.36 percent in February, according to official data. The decline in inflation is attributed to lower prices of specific goods and services, notably in the food and transportation sectors. Dubai’s Consumer Price Index rose to 110.77 points in March, compared … Read more

France’s Macron to meet Lebanon PM in Paris Friday: French presidency

PARIS: France’s president Emmanuel Macron will meet Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati and army chief Joseph Aoun on Friday in Paris, the French presidency said. The announcement on Thursday comes as Lebanon grapples with a deep economic and political crisis, compounded by cross-border fire between Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group and neighboring Israel that has renewed … Read more

Saudi Cinema Encyclopedia prints first batch of film books

Saudi poet and artist Hana Almilli: ‘After each piece, there’s some sort of conclusion’  DUBAI: Saudi artist Hana Almilli and her two siblings grew up in a household where creativity and self-expression were actively encouraged. “My mom is a poet,” Almilli tells Arab News. “And my dad was very motivating in terms of doing photography.” … Read more

Saudi FM receives phone call from Belgian counterpart

RIYADH: In a world fixated on beauty and aesthetic perfection, Saudi artist Asrar Al-Qarni is boldly producing anti-aesthetic and unsettling art. Through her work, the 33-year-old challenges traditional notions of beauty and protests conformity. She compels viewers to confront uncomfortable truths and explore darker aspects of society. This unconventional approach to art can be seen … Read more