Anonymous, 5 Apr 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: Iran

New Report: LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?

Small Media, a non-profit based in London, released its report LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?, "revealing how Iran’s LGBT communities use global communications technology in their everyday lives."

Iran Media Use 2012 Poll

The BBG (The Broadcasting Board of Governors) released the findings of its Iran Media Use 2012 report, a poll conducted by Gallup during telephone interviews with 2,000 subjects from all 31 of the country’s provinces during March. The report uses charts to show "how Iranians use television, radio, and digital media."

Report: Using Social Media to Gauge Iranian Public Opinion and Mood After the 2009 Election

The authors of this report used an automated content analysis program called Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count 2007 (LIWC) to analyze more than 2.5 million tweets discussing the Iran election that were sent in the nine months following it. The authors (1) identify patterns in word usage over the nine-month period and (2) examine whether these patterns coincided with political events, to gain insight into how people may have felt before, during, and after those events.

Book: Directory of World Cinema: Iran

The book turns the spotlight on the award-winning cinema of Iran, with particular attention to the major genres and movements, historical turning points, and prominent figures that have helped shape it. A wide range of genres are presented, including Film Farsi, New Wave, War film, art house film and women’s cinema.

New Book: Iranian Cinema and Globalization

This book seeks to broaden readers’ exposure to other dimensions of Iranian cinema, including the works of the many prolific filmmakers whose movies have received little outside attention despite being widely popular within Iran. Combining theory with in-depth, interdisciplinary analyses of individual films, this volume also expands the current literature on Iranian cinema with insights into the social and political contexts involved.

Reporters Without Borders' Internet Enemies Report 2012

Reporters Without Borders releases its "Internet Enemies Report 2012", a 72-page report focused on online freedom of expression and cyber censorship. Countries listed as "Internet Enemies" in 2012 are Bahrain, Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Countries “Under Surveillance” are Australia, Egypt, Eritrea, France, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, while Libya and Venezuela had been dropped from the list.

The Fifth International Conference on the Iranian Diaspora

Oct 13, 2012 – Oct 14, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles
Iranian Alliances Across Borders
cultural studies, media studies, Iran, activism, gender
Apr 2, 2012

IFA's Report: Iran and the New Media — Challenges for International Broadcasters

The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, ifa), a Germany-based institution for international cultural exchange, released a report titled "Iran and the New Media — Challenges for International Broadcasters".

Iran Education Rights Campaign: Can You Solve This?

The initiative Can You Solve This? which focuses on the right of education in Iran, released a video to support their campaign that tries to attract the attention of the world community to the problem of denial of higher education in the country. The black and white animated short movie is available in various languages. Another tool used in the campaign is QR Code.

New Book: Shi'i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film

In her book Nacim Pak-Shiraz highlights how many Iranian film directors concern themselves with the content of the religious and historical narratives of culture and society, sparking debate about the medium's compatibility or incongruity with religion and spirituality. She explores the various ways that Shi'i discourse emerges on screen, and offers groundbreaking insights into both the role of film in Iranian culture and society, and how it has become a medium for exploring what it means to be Iranian and Muslim after thirty years of Islamic rule.
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