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Seyedehbehnaz Hosseini, Transnational Religious Practices on Facebook, CyberOrient, Vol. 11, Iss. 2, 2017
CyberOrient

Call for Chapters for Edited Book: What's Next for Iraq? Pathways for Recovery

Concordia University and Erasmus University Rotterdam
Ahmed Al-Rawi
Iraq
ahmed.alrawi@concordia.ca
Nov 30, 2015

Iraqi PM Maliki's Wikipedia Page Hacked

On Thursday 10 April 2014 the Wikipedia profile of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been hacked. The English version of the page contains two malicious changes, both of them inside the Arabic name of Nouri al-Maliki, calling him "dictator" and "unsuccessful". Maliki's correct name in Arabic is Nouri Kamil al-Maliki, but it has been transformed into "Al-Diktatour Nour Kamil al-Maliki" and "Al-Fashil Nour Kamil al-Maliki", when "diktatour" means a dictator and "fashil" means an unsuccessful or someone who has failed.

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.

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

New Book: Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa: Gender, Media, and Resistance

With timely correctives to the media lens of the Arab and African Spring, the author views protest not just as an economic and political act but also as a potential space of healing and creativity amidst contentious and gendered territories. Analyzing blogs, graphic novels, performances, and public testimonials, this book is unique in its attention to local expressions and creative use of technology to speak of political identities. With its impressive range of generational and gendered voices, Performing Democracy suggests hybrid protests that are voicing trauma, seeking change.

New Issue of the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research

The Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research released its new issue (Vol. 6, Issue 1, 2013), edited by Noureddine Miladi from the Qatar University. The issue focuses on the current Arab media and journalism.

New Book: Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image

This book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images “speak” and what visual languages mean for the construction of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of power, and the formation of identity and belonging. The book addresses aspects of the visual in the Islamic world, including the presentation of Islam on television; on the internet and other digital media; in banners, posters, murals, and graffiti; and in the satirical press, cartoons, and children’s books.

New Book: News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries

The book investigates the role of newspapers and television in news provision and the impact of new media developments, most especially the emergence of the internet as a platform for news distribution and of international satellite television channels such as Al Jazeera. Examining the constantly developing nature of news, the collection contains separately authored chapters produced by the researchers responsible for each original analysis, covering Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Book: Islamist Radicalisation in Europe and the Middle East: Reassessing the Causes of Terrorism

Are today's radicals tomorrow's extremists? Are adherents to Islamism necessarily extremist or violent? Most analyses of violence emanating from the Middle East or from Europe's Muslim communities tend to assume that this is the case. Not so in this book. The book, with a wide-ranging and case-by-case approach, examines the specific contexts of radicalism and asking what creates the conditions for radicalisation.
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