Anonymous, 5 Apr 2020
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keyword: Iran

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 Book: Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East

The book examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In today’s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of civic engagement, rewriting the script of what it means to live in a democratic society. As a result, state-society relationships have shifted—never more clearly than in the MENA region, where recent uprisings were spurred by the mobilization of tech-savvy and politicized youth.

New Report: Liking Facebook in Tehran: Social Networking in Iran

The Iran Media Program, a project of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, released its report titled Liking Facebook in Tehran: Social Networking in Iran.

New Report: Whither Blogestan: Evaluating Shifts in Persian Cyberspace

The Iran Media Program, a project of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, released its report titled Whither Blogestan: Evaluating Shifts in Persian Cyberspace written by Laurent Giacobino, Arash Abadpour, Collin Anderson, Fred Petrossian, and Caroline Nellemann.

New Book: Persian Service: The BBC and British Interests in Iran

The book tracks the history of the BBC Persian Service, critically analysing both the assumptions that the BBC is a standard bearer for objective reporting and representations of it as a simple tool of Western interests. Also examining the history of relations between the Foreign Office and the BBC Persian Service, they demonstrate that these have never been pre-defined or rigid. Instead, they explore how both institutions have moved from an interest in what can crudely be called state-orchestrated 'propaganda' to a more subtle advocacy of fair and balanced journalism as the best agent of British values and influence.

Book: Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asia: Social Protest and Authoritarian Rule After the Arab Spring

The book explores the global impact of the protests across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011, both in terms of their ideological influence on opposition groups and the prospects for democratic transition in a variety of authoritarian and semi-authoritarian governments. Examining states at the heart of the uprisings, such as Egypt, Tunisia and Libya in addition to other Middle Easter states, like Iran, as well the Asian states of China, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, this book concentrates upon 'democratization' as the central theme.

New Report: Unmasking the Arzeshi: Iran's Conservative Cyber-Activists and the 2013 Presidential Election

Small Media released its interactive report Unmasking the Arzeshi: Iran's Conservative Cyber-Activists and the 2013 Presidential Election that analyzes "the complicated online world of the Arzeshi - the Islamic Republic's most devoted conservative activists", incorporating over a million raw blog and website links, and thousands of social network activities.

Panels at the 4th World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES)

Aug 18, 2014 – Aug 22, 2014
Ankara
Turkey
Middle East Technical University
http://www.wocmes2014.org/
activism, public sphere, democracy, conflict, Iran, politics, Middle East, Television, Middle Eastern studies, media studies, satellite TV, communication studies, popular culture, Arab Spring, cultural studies
Feb 7, 2014

Call for panel presentations: Iran-Iraq War Photography and Visual Anthropological Approaches

May 29, 2014 – Jan 31, 2014
London
UK
The Royal Anthropological Institute
http://www.nomadit.co.uk/rai/events/rai2014/panels.php5?PanelID=2590
Dr.P. Khosronejad
journalism, photography, Iran, Iraq
pk18@st-andrews.ac.uk
Jan 8, 2014
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