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New Report: Archetypes of Iranian Internet Use

The study seeks to complement standard online research techniques by providing a richer picture of Iranian Internet users. The novel research method utilized in this study features 'archetypes' whose characteristics are described in vignettes, and who are defined based on their relationship with the Internet. Taking this approach, the study considers the Internet as an ecosystem, and works toward providing a more realistic narration of the diversity of Iranian Internet users and online environments.

Winners of The BOBs/Deutsche Welle Blog Awards 2013

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle announced the winners of its annual The BOBs/Deutsche Welle Blog Awards. The Best Blog Award went to Li Chengpeng, a Chinese blogger and columnist. There were six Jury Awards categories (Best Blog, Best Innovation, Best Social Activism, Reporters Without Borders Award, Global Media Forum Award, and Most Creative & Original), six User Prizes in the same categories, and 14 language-specific User Prizes for Best Blogs.

Book: The Technology Of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention

Once peacekeeping was the purview of international observers, but today local citizens take violence prevention into their own hands. These local approaches often involve technology--including the use of digital mapping, crowdsourcing, and mathematical pattern recognition to identify likely locations of violence--but, as the author shows, technological advances are of little value unless they are used by a trained cadre of community organizers.

Book: Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt

The book tracks the rocky path taken by Egyptian bloggers operating in Mubarak's authoritarian regime to illustrate how the state monopoly on information was eroded, making space for dissent and digital activism. David Faris argues that it was circumstances particular to Egypt, more than the 'spark' from Tunisia, that allowed the revolution to take off: namely blogging and digital activism stretching back into the 1990s, combined with sustained and numerous protest movements and an independent press.
Howard, Philip N. and Hussain Muzammil M. , Democracy's Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. Oxford University Press, Mar 2013 abstract full text
Radsch, Courtney C., Blogging in Egypt. Reset DOC, April 2008 abstract full text
Radsch, Courtney C., Core to Commonplace: The evolution of Egypt's blogosphere. Arab Media and Society, Fall 2008 (6), Cairo: American University of Cairo abstract full text PDF
Radsch, Courtney C., Catch and Release: Evaluating the Free Kareem Campaign. Arab Media and Society, Winter (12) 2010, Cairo: American University of Cairo abstract full text PDF
Radsch, Courtney C. , Unveiling the Revolutionaries: Cyberactivism and the Role of Women in the Arab Uprisings. James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; May 18, 2012 abstract full text PDF
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