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Report: Supporting Internet Freedom: The Case of Iran

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released its report titled Supporting Internet Freedom: The Case of Iran written by Sherry Ricchiardi, which "looks at the rapidly changing landscape for technology and the dichotomy for free expression in the country."

New Report: Freedom of the Press 2014: Press Freedom at the Lowest Level in a Decade

Freedom House released its new report titled Freedom of the Press 2014 which says that the freedom of the press has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade. In the MENA region the improvements took place in Algeria, Yemen, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Israel.

International Workshop: Geographies of Negligence: Neighborhood Cultures, Popular Activism and Citizenship in the Arab Region

May 10, 2014 – May 10, 2014
British Council
British Council in Egypt, Citizen Academia Network (University of Kent, UK) and the Forum for the Study of Popular Culture (FSPC)
Egypt, Middle Eastern studies, activism, public sphere, democracy, Middle East, popular culture

Book: Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging Cultures

The book provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a comprehensive research tool that can both stand the test of time as well as offer researchers (particularly those in the economically developed Global North) models for cross-cultural comparative research. The essays here deploy either a wide range of evidence or adopt a case-study approach to engage with contemporary developments in African online journalism.

Workshop: The Arab Uprising: Researching the Revolutions

Sep 22, 2014 – Sep 23, 2014
CBRL British Institute Amman
public sphere, democracy, Middle Eastern studies, ethnography, Arab Spring, politics, Middle East
Apr 30, 2014

Summer School/Symposium: Beyond appearances: Information, communication, espionage (16th-17th centuries)

Jul 22, 2014 – Jul 24, 2014
Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
CEDCS (Centro Europeo para la Difusión de las Ciencias Sociales), Universidad de Alcalá, NavLab, Università degli Studi di Genova and Casa Turca (Madrid)
Emilio Sola Castaño
communication studies, Middle East
Jul 18, 2014

New Book: Arab Feminisms: Gender and Equality in the Middle East

This book examines the issues and controversies that are hotly debated and contested when it comes to the concept of feminism and gender in Arab society today. It offers explorations of the theoretical issues at play, the latest developments of feminist discourse, literary studies and sociology, as well as empirical data concerning the situation of women in Arab countries, such as Iraq and Palestine. It is certainly not surprising that when looking at the situation on the ground in many countries of the Arab World- particularly Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, as well as Sudan- issues of war, civil conflict, military occupation and imperialism often override those of gender.

New Book: Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution

The book is a portrayal of the first three years of the Egyptian revolution that began on January 25, 2011. The story is told through striking images of art that transformed Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Created in close collaboration with artists on the frontlines of the battle, the book documents how they converted the streets into a dynamic newspaper of the people, providing a much needed alternative to the propaganda-fueled media.
Bernsand, Niklas, Friend or Foe? Contemporary Debates on Islam and Muslim Immigrants Among Swedish Identitarians. In Muslims and the New Information and Communication Technologies, Muslims in Global Societies Series, Vol. 7 abstract full text
Larsson, Göran, Geert Wilders and the Anti-Muslim Movie Fitna. In Muslims and the New Information and Communication Technologies, Muslims in Global Societies Series, Vol. 7 abstract full text
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