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

Book: Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

This volume examines "jihadi" content on the Internet by drawing on both Arabic and English primary source materials. After examining this content as digital media, the work looks at how it is productively consumed by online communities, including how "jihadi" individuals construct themselves online and how jihadism is practiced and represented as an online activity. The work also discusses the consumption of such jihadi media by those who are hostile to radical Islam and the relation between fantasy, pleasure, ideology, and ordinary life.

Media Workshop: Media and the Arab Spring

Jun 13, 2014
Munich
Germany
Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, LMU Munich
http://www.naher-osten.uni-muenchen.de/studium_lehre/promotion/amw6/program_en.pdf
David Arn
social networks, Internet studies, Arab Spring, social media, information and communication technology, media studies, communication studies, Internet
david.arn@lmu.de

New Book: Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet

The book provides piercing insights into the ongoing struggles between people and power in the digital age. Egypt’s 25 January revolution was triggered by a Facebook page and played out both in virtual spaces and the streets. Social media serves as a space of liberation, but it also functions as an arena where competing forces vie over the minds of the young as they battle over ideas as important as the nature of freedom and the place of the rising generation in the political order.

International Conference: Social Media in a Changing Media Environment: Lessons from the Arab World

Oct 16, 2014 – Oct 18, 2014
Manouba
Tunis
AREACORE (Arab-European Association for Communication and Media Researchers) and Université La Menouba
http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/kommwiss/arbeitstellen/internationale_kommunikation/news/Conference-Tunis.html
Ms. Elhem Jouini
cyberactivism, social networks, Internet studies, Arab Spring, media studies, communication studies, social media, Internet
tunisiaconference@gmail.com
(+216) 71 600 980 – (+216) 600 981 – (+216) 71 600 831
May 15, 2014

Report: Supporting Internet Freedom: The Case of Iran

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released its report titled Supporting Internet Freedom: The Case of Iran written by Sherry Ricchiardi, which "looks at the rapidly changing landscape for technology and the dichotomy for free expression in the country."

Book: Online Journalism in Africa: Trends, Practices and Emerging Cultures

The book provides contextually rooted discussions of trends, practices, and emerging cultures of web-based journalism(s) across the continent, offering a comprehensive research tool that can both stand the test of time as well as offer researchers (particularly those in the economically developed Global North) models for cross-cultural comparative research. The essays here deploy either a wide range of evidence or adopt a case-study approach to engage with contemporary developments in African online journalism.

New Book: Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East

The book examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In today’s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of civic engagement, rewriting the script of what it means to live in a democratic society. As a result, state-society relationships have shifted—never more clearly than in the MENA region, where recent uprisings were spurred by the mobilization of tech-savvy and politicized youth.

New Report: Liking Facebook in Tehran: Social Networking in Iran

The Iran Media Program, a project of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, released its report titled Liking Facebook in Tehran: Social Networking in Iran.
 
Gorak-Sosnowska, Katarzyna, Deconstructing Islamophobia in Poland: Story of an Internet Group. University of Warsaw, 2014 abstract full text

New Report: Whither Blogestan: Evaluating Shifts in Persian Cyberspace

The Iran Media Program, a project of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, released its report titled Whither Blogestan: Evaluating Shifts in Persian Cyberspace written by Laurent Giacobino, Arash Abadpour, Collin Anderson, Fred Petrossian, and Caroline Nellemann.
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