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Social Media and Arab Women’s Empowerment Report

The Dubai School of Government released the third edition of its Arab Social Media Report, titled The Role of Social Media in Arab Women’s Empowerment, which analyzes data on users in all 22 Arab countries, in addition to Iran, Israel and Turkey. The report includes examples of Arab women's online initiatives like Women2Drive campaign in Saudi Arabia or HarassMap project in Egypt.

Local Coordination Committees of Syria Awarded 2012 Netizen Prize

On the occasion of the World Day Against Cyber Censorship (12 March), Reporters Without Borders awarded its 2012 Netizen Prize to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC). The LCC gather information related to the Syrian uprising from local activists on the ground, check the credibility of these information, translate them and publish them on its website. Other nominees for the prize were from China, Vietnam, Russia, Brazil and Egypt (blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad).

Reporters Without Borders' Internet Enemies Report 2012

Reporters Without Borders releases its "Internet Enemies Report 2012", a 72-page report focused on online freedom of expression and cyber censorship. Countries listed as "Internet Enemies" in 2012 are Bahrain, Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Countries “Under Surveillance” are Australia, Egypt, Eritrea, France, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, while Libya and Venezuela had been dropped from the list.

The Fifth International Conference on the Iranian Diaspora

Oct 13, 2012 – Oct 14, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles
USA
Iranian Alliances Across Borders
http://www.iranianalliances.org/programs/conference/conference
cultural studies, media studies, Iran, activism, gender
Apr 2, 2012

New Book: Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir

This interdisciplinary collective project is the culmination of research and translation work conducted by AUC students who continue to witness Egypt's ongoing revolution. This historic event has produced an unprecedented proliferation of political and cultural documents and materials, whether written, oral, or visual. Given their range, different linguistic registers, and referential worlds, these documents present a great challenge to any translator.

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

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.

The Arab Uprisings One Year Later - Examining the Possibilities and Risks

May 24, 2012 – May 25, 2012
Singapore
Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore
http://www.mei.nus.edu.sg/mei-annual-conf/call-for-papers
activism, Islam, communication studies, media studies, information and communication technology, economic studies, Middle East
meievent@nus.edu.sg
Dec 20, 2011
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