Anonymous, 19 Sep 2019
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
create content
Do you want to publish your call for papers or article on Digital Islam?
more
newsletter
Register for Newsletter
more
keyword: democracy

New Report: Blogs and Bullets III: Syria’s Socially Mediated Civil War

The United States Institute of Peace released a report that analyzes the role of social media in Syria's civil war. The report is titled Blogs and Bullets III: Syria’s Socially Mediated Civil War and written by Marc Lynch, Deen Freelon and Sean Aday. It presents novel empirical research on Twitter conversations about Syria that demonstrates important new findings about differences across Arabic and English users, and about the emergence of distinct, insular clusters of discourse.

New Report: A Clash of Cultures: Hate Speech, Taboos, Blasphemy, and the Role of News Media

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released its report titled A Clash of Cultures: Hate Speech, Taboos, Blasphemy, and the Role of News Media written by Jane Sasseen.

New Book: The Future of the Arab Spring: Civic Entrepreneurship in Politics, Art, and Technology Startups

The book examines the spirit of civic entrepreneurship that brought once untouchable dictators to their knees and continues to shape the region's political, artistic, and technology sectors. Through interviews with some of the region's leading civic entrepreneurs, including political activists, artists, and technologists, the author broadens popular understandings of recent events in this misunderstood region of the world.

New Book: Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy

The book focuses on issues dealing with the political economy of revolt, youth, and cyberspace, and the rising significance of human rights and moral ideals for the younger generation. It analyzes regional tensions in Libya, Bahrain, and Syria and their consequences for US foreign policy in the MENA region. It covers the rise of Iran’s “Green Movement,” the “April 6 Movement” in Egypt, and the increasing significance of the role of women in the Arab Spring.

Book: Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus

This book is a collection of testimony, entirely composed by participants in, and witnesses to, the profound changes shaking their region. Unique amongst material emanating from and about the convulsions in the Arab Middle East, these creative and original writers speak of history, determination and struggle, as well as of political and poetic engagement with questions of identity and activism. This book gives a moving and inspiring insight into the Arab revolutions and uprisings: why they are happening and what might come next.
Luboš Kropáček, Review: Arabités numériques. Le printemps du Web arabe, CyberOrient, Vol. 7, Iss. 1, 2013
CyberOrient

New Book: Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communications Practices in Lebanon and Palestine

The starting point of this book is that it is unsatisfactory either to consider conflict within a singular concept or alternatively to consider each conflict as entirely distinct and unique; the book explores another path to addressing long-term conflict. The contributors set out to examine the ways in which such conflicts in Palestine and Lebanon have been and are narrated, imagined and remembered in diverse spaces, including that of the media. They examine discourses and representations of the conflicts as well as practices of memory and performance in narratives of suffering and conflict, all of which suggest an embodied investment in narrating or communicating conflict.

New Issue of the Arab Media and Society

The online journal Arab Media & Society has published its new issue that discusses the state of post-Arab Spring media and journalism. All included articles are available online or in the PDF format for download. Arab Media & Society, formerly TBS Journal, is a joint project of The Center for Electronic Journalism at the American University in Cairo and the Centre for Middle East Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

Iran Elections 2013: Zahra for President

With the Iranian presidential election to be held on 14 June 2013, a campaign Vote4Zahra has been launched. Zahra, a virtual candidate and fictional character of the graphic novel Zahra's Paradise, represents the freedom platform and calls for fair elections. The campaign's goal is to attract attention to the undemocratic political environment in the country.
page 4 of 14138 items