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Egypt: Anti-SCAF Online Campaigns, Videos and Cartoons

With the continuing rule of the SCAF (The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) in Egypt, anti-SCAF online campaigns and videos are spreading over the Internet. They focus on those negative aspects of the SCAF rule such as cases of violent behavior committed by army members, media manipulation by army seniors, subjecting pro-democracy activists to military trials, and in general they demand the handover of power to a civilian authority. The main slogan in streets, on walls and even in cyberspace is "yasqut hukm il-askar" [Down with Military Rule].

New Book: Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom

Rebecca MacKinnon, a Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and co-founder of Global Voices Online has written a book titled "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom", in which she "investigates the corrosion of civil liberties by the governments and corporations that control the digital world." Rebecca MacKinnon talked about her book on the NPR's Morning Edition. She also recently appeared on Al Jazeera's Stream, where she discussed the ACTA issue.

CyberOrient Special Issue: “The Net Worth of the Arab Spring”

The Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association; Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague
http://www.cyberorient.net/
Ines Braune
media studies, censorship, Middle East, social networks, democracy, public sphere, activism, Middle Eastern studies, ethnography, Internet studies
May 31, 2012

Change and Continuity in the Middle East - Rethinking West Asia, North Africa and the Gulf after 2011

Jun 11, 2012 – Jun 11, 2012
The London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom
British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
https://sites.google.com/site/brismesgs2012/
study of religion, democracy, gender, Middle East, cultural studies, economic studies, sociology
Apr 13, 2012

New Book: Revolution 2.0: A Memoir by Wael Ghonim

Wael Ghonim, a prominent figure of the Egyptian revolution and founder of the Facebook page "We Are All Khaled Said", has written a book titled "Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir" about the events that preceded the January 25 Revolution and later on resulted in Hosni Mubarak's fall, strongly focused on the role of social media. Wael Ghonim talked about his book to Steve Inskeep from the NPR's Morning Edition.
 
Mihelj, Sabina, Liesbet van Zoonen and Farida Vis, Cosmopolitan communication online: YouTube responses to the anti-Islam film Fitna. The British Journal of Sociology, 62(4) abstract full text PDF

Political Video Game: Who Does Egypt Want?

Beirut-based company Wixel Studios released a new online video game named Masr Ayza Min? (Who Does Egypt Want?). It is a fighting game, consisting of several rounds, where gamers engage characters in close combat with an opponent. The game is inspired by the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt, and it features six playable characters, potential presidential candidates: Ayman Nour, Mohamed ElBaradei, Hamdeen Sabahi, Hisham Bastawisi, Amr Moussa, and Wael Ghonim.

Break the Silence: Yemeni Online Video Campaign

Yemeni activists from #SupportYemen group have launched an online video campaign Break the Silence to remind the international community about their determination to resist the government through continuing the protests.

Book: Al Jazeera. Liberté d'expression et pétromonarchie

This book discusses the development of pluralist and radical democratic discourse in a non-representative regime. It shows how, within a tribal configuration, a media could emerge that called into question the norms prevailing in Western newsmaking.

Tunisia Viral Campaign: Ben Ali is Back!

Tunisian association Engagement Citoyen (Citizen Engagement in English) launched a series of online, media and on-ground campaigns to encourage Tunisian citizens to vote in elections for the Constituent Assembly that will be held on 23 October 2011. The most remarkable event of the campaign occured in La Goulette, Tunis few days ago, where dozens of Tunisians were staring in shock at the giant poster of former President Ben Ali hanged on the old city wall. Later on angry citizens tore down the poster, unveiling the written message hidden under it, "Beware. The dictatorship can return. On October 23, VOTE!". The video from this event got viral with over 300,000 views within three days.
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