Category: Science, Tech, Media & Social Media

The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

They’re about more than narcissism; they’re also tools for political self-identification. a Q&A with REBECCA L. STEIN, ADI KUNTSMAN, and NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH via STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG, JULY 2015: In 2013 that silver fox of the lexicographical world, the Oxford English Dictionary, proclaimed that “selfie” was the word of the year and recorded that its […]

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“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

[ 0 ] July 20, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 20, 2015: “One of the most visible public faces of the 2011 revolution in Egypt was Asmaʾ Mahfouz, a young woman who posted a video blog on Facebook calling for the January 25 protest in Tahrir Square “so that maybe we the country can become free, can […]

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Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

“The challenge in Pakistan is to reach the target audience with our message before the extremist groups can push them towards a hard conversion to their ideology. With most recruits, this happens somewhere between age 12-18, while subtle indoctrination begins much earlier. We think showing the true face of terrorists and the end results of […]

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WATCH: Safi and Akyol Discuss Political Islam in Turkey, Media Freedom, and the Turkish Elections

WATCH: Safi and Akyol Discuss Political Islam in Turkey, Media Freedom, and the Turkish Elections

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

by CATHERINE ANGST and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for the JHFC/ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series, on JULY 7, 2015 :  Mustafa Akyol, a leading Turkish journalist and political analyst sat down with Duke Islamic Studies Center Director Omid Safi in June at Duke to discuss political Islam in Turkey, media freedom in Turkey, and the recent Turkish […]

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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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