Anonymous, 3 Jun 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: Internet

New Book: Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach

The book dispels some widespread myths as: the idea that new recruits into the ranks of al Qaeda are 'radicalized' by a 'narrative of grievance'; that the removal of extremist websites should be a priority; that 'we' can 'rewrite' terrorists' propaganda; that being a 'global brand' is a source of strength for al Qaeda.

New Book: Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence: The Role of Religion and Media

This book explores how media and religion combine to play a role in promoting peace and inciting violence. It analyses a wide range of media - from posters, cartoons and stained glass to websites, radio and film - and draws on diverse examples from around the world, including Iran, Rwanda and South Africa.

Winners of Brass Crescent Blog Awards 2012

The Annual Brass Crescent Awards, a project started in 2004 with the purpose of promoting the best of the Muslim blogosphere, were awarded for year 2012. The best Muslim-authored blog is Sarah Farrukh's A Muslimah Writes. More than 1,000 people voted this year.

New Book: Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle

The author presents a cross-country examination of emerging trends in political communication in the Middle East, from Iran and the Mashreq to Egypt and the Gulf. She demonstrates how states, activists, artists and people 'on the street' are making use of television, blogs and mobile phones, as well as non-electronic forms including posters, cartoons, comics, billboards, and graffiti to convey and mediate political messages.

Influencing Societal and Cultural Change Report

The Dubai School of Government released the fourth edition of its Arab Social Media Report, titled Influencing Societal and Cultural Change?, which analyzes the impact of social media on identity, cultural attitudes and society and provides data on social media usage penetration and demographic, language and gender breakdown in the MENA region.
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