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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.

New Book: Reverberations of Dissent: Identity and Expression in Iran's Illegal Music Scene

The author seeks to decipher how members of the underground scene invent and express different versions of ‘being Iranian,’ through the production and distribution of their music. She explores each individual's relationship to their music and also demonstrates how the underground scene as a whole becomes an expression of collective and anti-authoritarian identities. She discusses concepts ranging from inspiration and ingenuity to the notion of being ‘global,’ and how these musicians perceive their political and artistic impact.

Documentary Movie "The Noise of Cairo"

After the premiere screening of the documentary movie “The Noise of Cairo – A Documentary about Cairo, Art and the Revolution”, directed by Heiko Lange and produced by scenes from, the movie is now available for free online streaming for a limited period. The movie introduces twelve persons from Cairo's cultural scene who "lead us on a journey to understand the unique role artists played during the revolution in Cairo."

Online Palestine Poster Project Archives

The Palestine Poster Project Archives, an online collection created and maintained by Dan Walsh, contains almost 7000 posters by more than 1400 artists. This web-based archive "displays the broadest possible range of Palestine posters in a searchable format with each poster translated and interpreted".

Presidential Election Campaigns in Egypt: TV and Online Video Advertisements

Ahead of the presidential election in Egypt that will be held on 23 and 24 May, several bloggers and mainstream media took a look at candidates' campaigns and video advertisements that have been broadcast on TV channels or appeared online.

New Report: Empowering Independent Media: U.S. Efforts to Foster a Free Press and an Open Internet Around the World

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released the second edition of its report Empowering Independent Media: U.S. Efforts to Foster a Free Press and an Open Internet Around the World edited by David Kaplan. The report "examines seven core areas of media development: funding, digital media, sustainability, media law, safety, education, and monitoring and evaluation. It makes recommendations to strengthen independent media around the world, including: expand funding; increase coordination; build citizen journalist capacity; embed digital media and project evaluation into all programs; and put greater emphasis on business skills, legal issues, community radio, and investigative journalism."

Winners of Deutsche Welle Blog Awards 2012

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, announced the winners of its annual The BOBs/Deutsche Welle Blog Awards, a competition held in partnership with Reporters Without Borders. The Best Blog Award went to Arash Sigarchi, an exiled Iranian journalist working for Voice of America’s Persian Service, and his blog Panjareh Eltehab (Window of Anguish).

New Issue of the Arab Media & Society

The online journal Arab Media & Society has published its new issue that reflects on the role of social media in the Arab uprisings. Contributors "question and qualify the power of new media to effect long-term political change." 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.

New Report: Digital Media in the Arab World One Year After the Revolutions

This report describes and analyzes the enabling of tens of millions of individuals–as well as established news outlets–to attract wide global followings with Facebook and Twitter updates and YouTube videos about rapidly changing events. The widely diverse and pluralistic online communities in the Arab world are creating and sharing content, casting into question the future of the many state-owned or self-censored media that provide less in the way of engagement that Arab audiences have come to expect.

New Issue of the Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research

The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research released its new issue (Vol. 4, Issue 2-3, 2012), edited by Noureddine Miladi from the School of Social Sciences at The University of Northampton. The articles are available to buy online.
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