Category: Science, Tech, Media & Social Media

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

by STUART WELLS for DUKE TODAY on JUNE 26, 2015:  Spanning cancer biology, career advice, religious studies and poetry, Duke writers offer an array of topics to fill your summer reading needs. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk […]

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The Greatest Obstacle to Anti-Muslim Fear-Mongering and Bigotry: Reality (by Glenn Greenwald)

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

by GLENN GREENWALD for THE INTERCEPT on JUNE 24, 2015:  The think tank New America issued a report today documenting “the lethal terrorist incidents in the United States since 9/11.” It found that a total of 26 Americans have been killed by “deadly jihadist attacks” in the last 14 years, while almost double that number – […]

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WATCH: One Blogger’s Favorite Commercial for Ramadan 2015

WATCH: One Blogger’s Favorite Commercial for Ramadan 2015

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015 |

via KUWAITIFUL on JUNE 21, 2015:  Most of the Kuwaiti companies were of commercials of singing, joy, bells and whistles, none of them I felt portrayed the current situation we’re in, the political conflicts and the increasing unrest in the region. On the other hand, this Bangladesh telecom company really hit the spot on a […]

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Why Watching Soap Operas Won’t Make You Rich: A TV History of Egypt

Why Watching Soap Operas Won’t Make You Rich: A TV History of Egypt

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

by ANDEEL for MADA MASR on JUNE 15, 2015:  Egypt has a very long art history. The role of cultural production in this society and the respect given to it has shaped Egypt’s personality over hundreds — if not thousands — of years. Living on a massive stockpile of cultural details, Egyptians have responded in […]

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Cyber Operations & the New Defense Department Law of War Manual: Initial Impressions by Charlie Dunlap (Lawfare)

Cyber Operations & the New Defense Department Law of War Manual: Initial Impressions by Charlie Dunlap (Lawfare)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

by CHARLIE DUNLAP for LAWFARE on JUNE 15, 2015:  With headlines in the aftermath of the OPM hack asking if it was a “cyber 9/11” or an “act of war,” and Lawfare’s own Jack Goldsmith’s questioning the apparent “weak and hesitant” U.S. response to the hack, it may be helpful to take a look at a […]

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Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

How the Green Movement mobilized social media in the interest of social change. by NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH for STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG on JUNE 12, 2015:  EXCERPT: Six years ago today Iranians went to the polls to elect a new president. Before the polls were even closed, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced as the sixth president of the […]

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Moroccan Singer Breaks YouTube Record for Arab Music (Watch the Video!)

[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred’s ‘Lma3allem’ has reached over 40 million views in a month. First published on May 2, 2015, it now has  48,873,848 (as of 5:36 EST on June 16, 2015)  via CAIRO SCENE on JUNE 10, 2015:  Moroccan singer Lamjarred’s hit song Lm3allem has proven that the Arab world can break the internet having […]

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Rise of Bigoted Speech Against Muslims on the Web is Alarming

[ 0 ] June 5, 2015 |

via ARAB AMERICAN NEWS on JUNE 4, 2015:  DEARBORN — If the Internet’s virtual reality is a true reflection of our society, then America has major issues with xenophobia, particularly anti-Muslim bigotry. Social media, which brought the power of storytelling to every American with access to the Internet, are filled with hate-mongering against Muslims. Controversial […]

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Omid Safi: What If We Prayed Inside the Ka’ba of the Heart?

Omid Safi: What If We Prayed Inside the Ka’ba of the Heart?

[ 0 ] June 4, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on JUNE 4, 2015:  A few days ago, a blog post went viral among Muslims. It is a simple post, containing pictures from the rarely photographed inside of the Ka‘ba, the House of God in Mecca. The comments ranged from sheer awe to tears at finally seeing the inside of […]

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Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Sentenced to 12 years

Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Sentenced to 12 years

[ 0 ] June 4, 2015 |

Atena Farghadani was released from prison in November but rearrested in January, after she made a YouTube video (above) describing her mistreatment. Following the second arrest, she went on hunger strike and suffered a heart attack; she has since been moved to a detention center and has ended her hunger strike. by BRIGID ALVERSON for […]

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