Anonymous, 7 Jul 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: Malaysia
 
Nazura Abdul Manap and Hossein Taji, Cyber Crimes: Lessons from the Legal Position of Malaysia and Iran. International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering 2(3) 2012 abstract PDF
 
Mohd Zulkifli Muhammad, Tamrin Amboala and Siti Faeizah Mohd Ali, An overview of cyber laws in Malaysia from islamic point of view. The 5th International Conference on Cyberlaw and Information Security (CIS 2011), 5-8 December 2011, Melaka (Unpublished) abstract full text PDF

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: Mapping Digital Media: Malaysia

The Open Society Foundations released its report Mapping Digital Media: Kazakhstan written by Jo-Ann Ding, Lay Chin Koh and Jacqueline Ann Surin. "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."

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.

New Book: Media, Culture and Society in Malaysia

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the uses of media and communication technologies by different social actors in Malaysia. Unlike other studies of the media in Malaysia which concentrate on "political economy" or "freedom of the media" approaches, this book focuses on the ways in which different media forms have constituted cultural practices and power relations amongst particular audiences and publics. It also examines the ways in which technologies of varying scales and range have been appropriated for various subaltern purposes and counter-hegemonic agendas.

New Book: Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia

This book focuses on these forms and the accompanying practices of production, circulation, marketing, and consumption of Islam. Dispelling the notion that Islam is monolithic, militaristic, and primarily Middle Eastern, the book emphasizes its dynamic, contested, and performative nature in contemporary South East Asia. Written by leading scholars alongside media figures, such as Rhoma Irama and Ishadi SK, the case studies although not focused on theology per se, illuminate how Muslims (and non-Muslims) in Indonesia and Malaysia make sense of their lives within an increasingly pervasive culture of Islamic images, texts, film, songs, and narratives.

Reporters Without Borders' Internet Enemies Report 2011

Reporters Without Borders published a new report on online freedom of expression and cyber censorship, the report is titled Internet Enemies. Countries labeled as "Internet Enemies" in 2011 are Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Tunisia and Egypt have been dropped from the “Internet Enemies” list and added to the “Under Surveillance” list. Other countries in this category are (for various reasons) Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Eritrea, France, Libya, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. The 100-page report gives detailed information on the current situation in these countries.

New Book: Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption

In the course of the 20th century, hardly a region in the world has escaped the triumph of global consumerism. Muslim societies are no exception. Globalized brands are pervasive, and the landscapes of consumption are changing at a breathtaking pace. Yet Muslim consumers are not passive victims of the homogenizing forces of globalization. They actively appropriate and adapt the new commodities and spaces of consumption to their own needs and integrate them into their culture. Simultaneously, this culture is reshaped and reinvented to comply with the mechanisms of conspicuous consumption. It is these processes that this volume seeks to address from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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