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Anton Root, Beyond the Soapbox: Facebook and the Public Sphere in Egypt, CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2012
CyberOrient
Marek Cejka, Review: The Arab Revolution: The Lessons from the Democratic Uprising, CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2012
CyberOrient
 
Merlini, Cesare; Roy, Olivier (Eds.), Arab Society in Revolt: The West's Mediterranean Challenge. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2012 abstract

Book: Sectarian Conflict in Egypt: Coptic Media, Identity and Representation

This book examines the escalation in religious violence in Egypt since 2005 and the public discourses behind it, revealing some of the complex negotiations that lie behind contestations of citizenship, Muslim-Christian relations and national unity. Focusing on Egypt’s largest religious minority group, the Coptic Orthodox Christians, the book explores how national, ethnic and religious expressions of identity are interwoven in the narratives and usage of the press and Internet.

New Report: Blogs and Bullets II: New Media and Conflict after the Arab Spring

This report analyzes the role of social media in the Arab Spring protests of 2011–12. It applies a five-level framework for studying and understanding the role of new media in political movements. The authors utilize a unique dataset from bit.ly, the URL shortener commonly associated with Twitter and used by other digital media such as Facebook. With these data, the authors are able to test empirically the claims of “cyberoptimists” and “cyberskeptics” about the role of new media in bringing down autocratic regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya and in spurring protests in other parts of the Arab World, such as Bahrain.

New Book: Arab Society in Revolt: The West's Mediterranean Challenge

This book examines areas of change particularly relevant in the southern Mediterranean: demography and migration, Islamic revival and democracy, rapidly changing roles of women in Arab society, the Internet in Arab societies, commercial and social entrepreneurship as change factors, and the economics of Arab transitions.

MorsiMeter Monitors the Egyptian President's Election Promises

An Egyptian non-profit initiative Zabatak launched its Morsi Meter website to "monitor the performance of the recently elected president Mohamed Morsi by documenting what have been achieved as opposed to his promises." The website lists Morsi's 64 promises made during his election campaign, dividing them into five categories: security, traffic, bread, cleanliness and fuel. The project has been inspired by The Obameter run by PolitiFact.com.

New BBC's Report on Its Coverage of the Arab Spring Events

The BBC Trust, the governing body of the BBC, released a report titled A BBC Trust report on the impartiality and accuracy of the BBC's coverage of the events known as the "Arab Spring", authored by Edward Mortimer, the Senior Program Advisor at the Salzburg Global Seminar. The review includes content analysis and audience research.
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