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Heidi A. Campbell and Diana Hawk, Al Jazeera’s Framing of Social Media During the Arab Spring, CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2012
Donatella Della Ratta and Augusto Valeriani, Remixing the Spring!: Connective leadership and read-write practices in the 2011 Arab uprisings, CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2012
Anton Root, Beyond the Soapbox: Facebook and the Public Sphere in Egypt, CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2012
Mervat Youssef and Anup Kumar, Egyptian uprising: Redefining Egyptian political community and reclaiming the public space, CyberOrient, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2012

New Report: The Video Revolution

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released its report titled The Video Revolution written by Jane Sasseen. The report "traces the dramatic rise in the use of crowd-sourced video and examines how this is affecting the international news media landscape and offers recommendations for the media development community for harnessing the power–while mitigating the dangers­­–of citizen-shot video."

New Book: Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism

The author reveals the complex and at times contradictory cultural and political processes through which Arabness is forged in the contemporary United States, and explores the apparently intra-communal cultural concepts of religion, family, gender, and sexuality as the battleground on which Arab American young adults and the looming world of America all wrangle.
Aday, Sean; Farrell, Henry; Lynch, Marc; Sides, John; Freelon, Deen, Blogs and Bullets II: New Media and Conflict after the Arab Spring. Peaceworks, Number 80, United States Institute of Peace, 2012 abstract PDF

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, 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.
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