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Diamond, Larry; Plattner, Marc F. (Eds.), Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy. The Johns Hopkins University Press abstract full text

Book: Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

The book's introductory section defines the debate with a foundational piece on liberation technology and is then followed by essays discussing the popular dichotomy of "liberation" versus "control" with regard to the Internet and the sociopolitical dimensions of such controls. Additional chapters delve into the cases of individual countries: China, Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia.

Iranian New Wave Cinema

The Persian International Film Festival and The Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics
social aspects, Iran, video, cultural studies
Jul 31, 2012

New Book: Reverberations of Dissent: Identity and Expression in Iran's Illegal Music Scene

The author seeks to decipher how members of the underground scene invent and express different versions of ‘being Iranian,’ through the production and distribution of their music. She explores each individual's relationship to their music and also demonstrates how the underground scene as a whole becomes an expression of collective and anti-authoritarian identities. She discusses concepts ranging from inspiration and ingenuity to the notion of being ‘global,’ and how these musicians perceive their political and artistic impact.

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.
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