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Foster, Angel M.; Wynn, Lisa; Rouhana, Aida; Polis, Chelsea; Trussell, James, Disseminating On-line Reproductive Health Information in Arabic: Results from a Survey of Users of an Emergency Contraception Website. CyberOrient, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, 2006 abstract full text

Winners of Brass Crescent Blog Awards 2012

The Annual Brass Crescent Awards, a project started in 2004 with the purpose of promoting the best of the Muslim blogosphere, were awarded for year 2012. The best Muslim-authored blog is Sarah Farrukh's A Muslimah Writes. More than 1,000 people voted this year.

Campaign to Highlight Women's Rights in the Arab World

Within the campaign to highlight "the oppression of women in the Arab world", a Facebook page The uprising of women in the Arab world (intifada al-mar'a fi al-alam al-arabi) was launched. The page is "for all the women of the region from all religions and ethnicities". Some users posted their photos with statements explaining why they support the uprising of women in the Arab world.

New Book: Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism

The author reveals the complex and at times contradictory cultural and political processes through which Arabness is forged in the contemporary United States, and explores the apparently intra-communal cultural concepts of religion, family, gender, and sexuality as the battleground on which Arab American young adults and the looming world of America all wrangle.

New Book: Muslim Women in Britain: De-Mystifying the Muslimah

This book examines issues of femininity, Britishness, inter-communal relations and social cohesion. Presenting the reader with incisive narratives of Muslim women on familiar topics such as the hijab, Muslim women in the media and feminist debate, particularly in a Western context, Sariya Contractor makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature on Islamic studies, social anthropology, feminist philosophy and social cohesion.

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."

New Report: Facebook Marketing in the Middle East

The Online Project, a social media agency based in Jordan, released its report titled Facebook Marketing: Why Global Brands Need to Change Strategies in the Middle East. The research analyzes age, gender, relationships and language among other self identified traits.

New Book: Muslims in Britain: Making Social and Political Space

The book explores how British Muslims are changing social and religious spaces such as mosques and the role of women, engaging in politics, creating media and other resources, and thus developing new perspectives on Islam and transforming Muslim society from within. Chapters cover issues of religion and politics, Britishness, governance, parallel lives, gender issues, religion in civic space, ethnicity, and inter ethnic and religious relations, as well as the role of intellectuals, chaplains and activists in reforming Islam and renovating the British political landscape.

New Book: Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media

This book addresses east-west understandings of Arab women as portrayed through translated media. There is a vast scholarly literature tracing western stereotypes of Arab women from medieval times to the present. From 1800, the dominant western stereotype of Arab women depicts them as passive and oppressed. Thirty years of social science media research in the west has shown that media images of Arab women reinforce this two hundred year old stereotype. Much of this research has studied silent "image bites" of Arab women, where women are pictured in veils and their own voices are replaced by western captions or voice-overs.
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