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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.

Report: The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region

The Dubai School of Government in cooperation with the online recruitment website Bayt.com released its white paper The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region, co-authored by Sara Alshaer and Fadi Salem. The report is based on a survey conducted with residents from 22 countries in March 2013.

Book: Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan contact zones at the BBC World Service (1932–2012)

The book analyzes the exercise of British ‘soft power’ through the BBC’s foreign language services, and the diplomatic role played by their diasporic broadcasters. The book offers the first historical and comparative analysis of the ‘corporate cosmopolitanism’ that has characterized the work of the BBC’s international services since the inception of its Empire Service in 1932 – from radio to the Internet.

New Book: Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journalism

This book sheds light on the growing phenomenon of cyberactivism in the Arab world, with a special focus on the Egyptian political blogosphere and its role in paving the way to democratization and socio-political change in Egypt, which culminated in Egypt's historical popular revolution on Jan. 25, 2011. In doing so, it examines the relevance and applicability of the concepts of citizen journalism and civic engagement to the discourses and deliberations in five of the most popular political blogs in Egypt, through exploring the potential connection between virtual activism, as represented in the postings on these blogs, and real activism in Egyptian political life, as represented in the calls for social, economic and political reform on the streets.

An Infographic: Internet Censorship in Iran

The Iran Media Program, a project of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, published an infographic that illustrates the constellation of bodies currently involved in Internet censorship in Iran.
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