Anonymous, 3 Jun 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
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Winners of Brass Crescent Blog Awards 2013

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 2013. The best Muslim-authored blog is ProductiveMuslim.

New Report: A Clash of Cultures: Hate Speech, Taboos, Blasphemy, and the Role of News Media

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released its report titled A Clash of Cultures: Hate Speech, Taboos, Blasphemy, and the Role of News Media written by Jane Sasseen.

New Report: Freedom on the Net 2013

Freedom House released its new report titled Freedom on the Net 2013: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media Freedom edited by Sanja Kelly, Mai Truong, Madeline Earp, Laura Reed, Adrian Shahbaz, and Ashley Greco-Stoner. The 880 page study covers 60 countries, including Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and others.

Report: Profiles in Blogging: How Bloggers Around the World Practice Their Craft

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released its report titled Profiles in Blogging: How Bloggers Around the World Practice Their Craft written by Christopher Connell. The paper features bloggers from Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Ghana, Yemen, Philippines, China, Nepal, and Cuba.
 
Mosemghvdlishvili, Lela and Jansz, Jeroen, Framing and praising Allah on YouTube: Exploring user-created videos about Islam and the motivations for producing them. New Media and Society, June 2013 vol. 15 no. 4 abstract full text
 
Gruber, Christiane and Haugbolle, Sune (eds.), Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image. Indiana University Press abstract full text

New Book: Modest Fashion: Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith

Studying consumers and producers, retailers and bloggers, this book provides an up to the minute account of the art of dressing modestly - and fashionably. Leading scholars in the area, along with journalists, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and bloggers discuss the emergence of a niche market for modest fashion among and between Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith groups as well as secular dressers. Crossing creeds and cultures, analysing commentary alongside commerce, the book probes the personal and the political as well as religious, aesthetic and economic implications of contemporary dress practices and the debates that surround them.

New Book: News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries

The book investigates the role of newspapers and television in news provision and the impact of new media developments, most especially the emergence of the internet as a platform for news distribution and of international satellite television channels such as Al Jazeera. Examining the constantly developing nature of news, the collection contains separately authored chapters produced by the researchers responsible for each original analysis, covering Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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