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New Report: Somalis in Oslo (Somalis in European Cities)

The Open Society Foundations released its report Somalis in Oslo, which is "part of a seven-city research series, Somalis in European Cities, by the Open Society Foundations’ At Home in Europe project, which examines the realities of people from Somali backgrounds in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Malmo, Leicester, London, and Oslo."

New Book: Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali

The author of the book analyses the background of the conflict, and he interviewed some of Mali’s most acclaimed musicians, artists and observers on how music and culture has been affected as a consequence of the crisis in the northern part of the country.

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.

7th International Conference: "Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa"

Apr 11, 2014 – Apr 14, 2014
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
John Shoup
cultural studies, Middle East, Africa
Dec 16, 2013

Book: The Education of the Filmmaker in Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas

Ranging well beyond well-established film schools and onto the terrain of studios, clubs, film festivals, NGOs, peripatetic workshops, and alternative film schools, this book asks probing questions about the goals of different kinds of film training and about the nature of their contributions, not only to the world of film, but to society. Looking at filmmaking in countries such as Nigeria, Qatar, the United States, the West Indies, and others, the contributors examine aspects such as audience response, film education for children, and the impact on crime.

New Issue of the Journal of African Media Studies

The Journal of African Media Studies released its new issue (Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2013), edited by Winston Mano from the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster. This issue includes articles on the role of cyberactivism in Tunisian and Egyptian events of 2011, the BBC coverage of Somali piracy, and more.

7th International Conference: "Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa"

Apr 11, 2014 – Apr 13, 2014
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
John Shoup
comics, art, photography, Middle East, cultural studies, Africa, music, film
Dec 16, 2013
Radsch, Courtney C., Liberté d’expression et autocensure [Freedom of Expression in the Middle East and North Africa]. Afkar/Ideas, October 2010, Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània. Barcelona, Spain abstract full text PDF
Samson A. Bezabeh, Mythical Roots, Phantasmic Realities and Transnational Migrants: Yemenis Across the Gulf of Aden, CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, 2012
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