Category: Science, Tech, Media & Social Media

Iraq: Islamic Militants, Breakup and Other Tough Questions on Twitter (USIP)

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014 |

by STEVE RUDER for UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE (OLIVE BRANCH BLOG) on AUGUST 13, 2014:  Will Iraq’s current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki defy efforts to replace him? Will it break apart into several separate states? Should its neighbors do more to challenge the militants rampaging across the border with Syria? And are we giving this […]

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Out of a Job (U of Illinois Revokes Job Offer to Prof. After Controversial Tweets)

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014 |

“The sources familiar with the university’s decision say that concern grew over the tone of his comments on Twitter about Israel’s policies in Gaza. While many academics at Illinois and elsewhere are deeply critical of Israel, Salaita’s tweets have struck some as crossing a line into uncivil behavior.” by SCOTT JASCHIK for INSIDE HIGHER ED […]

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WATCH: The Conflict Over Covering the Conflict in Gaza (Colbert)

[ 0 ] August 1, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via COLBERT NATION on JULY 31, 2014  Watch (above) Stephen Colbert’s take on perceptions of media bias in coverage of the conflict in Gaza, and the difficulties over use of language in reporting on the conflict — including his referencing of a glossary by the International Press Institute (see […]

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WATCH: Egyptian Puppet Abla Fahita’s Music Video is YouTube Hit

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

Song is available on iTunes: http://goo.gl/G4vy3l Official Music Video, starring Hassan El Shafei and puppet Abla Fahita, for song “Mayestahlushi.” The song is released by Basement Records,and was directed by Ali Ali. الفيديو الرسمي لأغنية مايستهلوشي – حسن الشافعي مع ابلة فاهيتا by HALA SAFWAT for AHRAM ONLINE on JULY 30, 2014:  A music video co-starring […]

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About a Girl: To ‘Liesel’ in Gaza…

About a Girl: To ‘Liesel’ in Gaza…

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

by ROBIN KIRK for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 30, 2014: Of all of the images of the destruction being visited upon Gaza and Israel, why did the picture of a girl retrieving her books from the rubble stop me cold? The image was originally posted, as far as I can tell, by the Palestinian Information Center […]

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How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

by REBECCA STEIN for MONDOWEISS on JULY 24, 2014:  Is Israel losing the media war? In the last few days, as Israel continues its bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian death tolls continues to mount, this question has consumed the global media. And most have agreed: in the age of social media, with […]

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WATCH: Washington Post Reporter, Other Journalists Detained in Iran

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

via HUFFPOST LIVE on JULY 25, 2014:  Washington Post’s Tehran Correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, reporter for The National, are  among a group of four journalists detained in Iran. His friend Reza Marashi, Research Director at the National Iranian-American Council, joins Caroline to discuss. Hosted by: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani  

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Talks with Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton About AJ Journalists Still Imprisoned in Egypt

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

compiled by ISLAMiCommentary (via THE DAILY SHOW) on JULY 21, 2014:  Jon Stewart interviewed Doha-based Al Jazeera English correspondent Sue Turton on Monday, July 21.  In June , an Egyptian judge found six Al Jazeera journalists, including Turton, guilty of allegedly broadcasting false news reports. Turton and two other journalists escaped Egypt before they could be […]

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Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

Above is coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict on July 21 on MSNBC’s Hardball. NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel gives a frank answer as to how much of a “pinpoint” operation the Israeli incursion into Gaza actually is. (If it doesn’t play CLICK HERE) by *JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 22, 2014 *updated July 24, 2014:  There’s […]

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