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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: Digital Media and Reporting Conflict: Blogging and the BBC’s Coverage of War and Terrorism

This book explores the impact of new forms of online reporting on the BBC’s coverage of war and terrorism. Informed by the views of over 100 BBC staff at all levels of the corporation, Bennett captures journalists’ shifting attitudes towards blogs and internet sources used to cover wars and other conflicts. He argues that the BBC’s practices and values are fundamentally evolving in response to the challenges of immediate digital publication. Ongoing challenges for journalism in the online media environment are identified: maintaining impartiality in the face of calls for more open personal journalism; ensuring accuracy when the power of the "former audience" allows news to break at speed; and overcoming the limits of the scale of the BBC’s news operation in order to meet the demands to present news as conversation.

New Book: Transformations in Egyptian Journalism

The author considers emerging visions of journalism in Egypt. In this book she charts recent transformations in Egyptian journalism, exploring diverse approaches to converged media and the place of participatory cross-media networks in expanding and developing the country's body of professional journalists. She analyses journalists' initiatives for restructuring publicly-owned media and securing a safe and open environment in which to work.

Report: You Say You Want a Revolution... Then What?: The Challenges of Media Training in Post-Qaddafi Libya: A First-Person Essay

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy released its report titled You Say You Want a Revolution... Then What?: The Challenges of Media Training in Post-Qaddafi Libya: A First-Person Essay written by Carolyn Robinson. The paper focuses on "how to structure [journalists] training in chaotic post-conflict environments."

Report: After the Green Movement: Internet Controls in Iran, 2009-2012

The OpenNet Initiative published its report After the Green Movement: Internet Controls in Iran, 2009-2012 authored by Matthew Carrieri and Saad Omar Khan. The paper "details Iran’s increasing Internet controls since 2009, when protests against the victory of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad rocked the country."
Radsch, Courtney C., Liberté d’expression et autocensure [Freedom of Expression in the Middle East and North Africa]. Afkar/Ideas, October 2010, Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània. Barcelona, Spain abstract full text PDF

New Book: Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution

In this book, NPR social media chief Andy Carvin – “the man who tweets revolutions” - offers a unique first-person recap of the Arab Spring. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the Internet - stories that would have never been recorded before the days of social media.
Iskandar, Adel and Haddad, Bassam (eds.), Mediating the Arab Uprisings. Tadween Publishing 2013 abstract full text
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