Anonymous, 5 Aug 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: Jordan

New Issue of the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research

The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research released its new issue (Vol. 8, Issue 1, 2015), edited by Noureddine Miladi from the Qatar University. The issue focuses on media propaganda and journalism.

Book: Online Arab Spring: Social Media and Fundamental Change

The book asks why the penetration rate for social media differs in different countries: are psychological and social factors at play? Each chapter considers national identity, the legitimacy crisis, social capital, information and media literacy, and socialization. Religious attitudes are introduced as a key factor in social media, with Arabic countries in the Middle East and North Africa being characterized by Islamic trends. The insight gained will be helpful for analysing online social media effects internationally, and predicting future movements in a social context.

Book: Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies

The book looks at the link between information communication technology and women's empowerment in today's development context, and how ICT can facilitate the pursuit of a better world. Exploring the rich complexity of the contexts in which they live and work, the authors of Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East offer a multitude of perspectives and experiences, avoiding simplistic answers and solutions. Based on analyses from twenty-one research teams in fourteen countries, this much-needed, human-centred contribution to the fields of gender, development and information communication technology questions, demonstrates and suggests what it takes to wield the emancipatory potential of ICT.

New Issue of the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research

The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research released its new issue (Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2014), edited by Noureddine Miladi from the Qatar University. The issue focuses on representation of Muslims in the British media and the future of traditional media in the Middle East region.

Book: Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism

The book critically examines the conventional wisdom that the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings happened spontaneously and were directed by tech-savvy young revolutionaries. Pairing first-hand observations from activists with the critical perspectives of scholars, the book illuminates the concept of activism as an ongoing process, rather than a sudden burst of defiance. The contributors examine case studies from uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia, evaluating the various manifestations of political activism within the context of each country's distinct sociopolitical landscape. The chapters include a country-specific timeline of the first year following the uprisings and conclude with lessons learned.

New Report: Breaking the Isolation: Access to Information and Media Among Migrant Domestic Workers in Jordan and Lebanon

The Open Society Foundations released its report Breaking the Isolation: Access to Information and Media Among Migrant Domestic Workers in Jordan and Lebanon written by Elizabeth Frantz, which focuses on how migrant domestic workers in the MENA region access and use information.

New Report: Mapping Digital Media: Jordan

The Open Society Foundations released its report Mapping Digital Media: Jordan written by Rana F. Sweis & Dina Baslan. "The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs."

Report: Social Media in Ramadan

The Online Project, a social media agency based in Jordan, released its report titled Social Media in Ramadan: Exploring Arab User Habits on Facebook & Twitter. The report focuses on Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, KSA and the UAE, and includes several infographics.

Jordan: Video Games Design

Design Institute Amman, based in Jordan, organizes series of workshops on video games design. It starts with "Introduction to Video Games Design: The Age of Videogames: from Pong to Gamification" (23-25 May). It will continue with following courses, and with "Video Games Design Summer Camp" (23-27 June). StencylWorks, a game creation toolset, is to be used at the events.

Survey: Media Use in the Middle East

The Northwestern University in Qatar conducted its Media Use in the Middle East survey and made the findings available online on an interactive website. the survey covers eight countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the UAE.
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