Category: Science, Tech, Media & Social Media

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015:  Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh set the scene for “Rosewater”  — a feature film about the real-life imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari following his coverage of the 2009 Iran elections — at a public screening of the film last month.  Released in November […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Scholars discuss the power and limits of bearing witness — as traditional or citizen journalists — and the government’s use of social media as a tool of control and repression. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015: *updated on April 13, with new information on the Rezaian case Last month Duke University […]

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‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

‘Cairo in One Breath’ : The Adhan at a Moment of Transformation (Film Premieres at Full Frame)

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015 |

  “Set to the backdrop of a shifting political environment, with one constant – the adhan —Cairo in One Breath functions as a new way to explore the Middle East and Islam, towards broadening inter-cultural understanding and promoting tolerance, while giving international voice to the muezzins of Cairo. The film serves as a powerful antidote […]

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Andreas Lubitz: Racial Subtext to Discourse on Counter-terrorism

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

“In the years 1990 to 2012, violence carried out by right-wing groups is on par with violence carried out by Muslims in Europe (249 and 263 incidences, respectively). During the same period, “there were 145 acts of political violence carried out by the American far right, resulting in 348 deaths.” In comparison, 20 were killed […]

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WATCH: MuslimGirl.net’s “The Girls’ Room” Chat on Media Renegades — Muslim Women in the Media

[ 0 ] March 27, 2015 |

via MuslimGirl.net on MARCH 26, 2015:  MuslimGirl.net proudly invites you to our International Women’s Month edition of The Girls’ Room: MEDIA RENEGADES. What’s all this talk of Muslim women not being in the media? They are, but you just aren’t listening. We are joined by Muslim women powerhouses in media to discuss their incredible work and […]

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How the Rouhani Meter Fact-Checks Iran’s President from 6,000 Miles Away

How the Rouhani Meter Fact-Checks Iran’s President from 6,000 Miles Away

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

Fact-checkers aren’t welcome in Iran, so Farhad Souzanchi and the Rouhani Meter team work from Canada. by DANIEL CARP for DUKE REPORTERS’ LAB (at SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY)  on MARCH 17, 2015:  The capital of Iran’s fact-checking movement is not in Tehran, but Toronto. When Farhad Souzanchi wanted to promote government accountability in his home country […]

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Ziauddin Sardar: “Much of What We Believe in is Manufactured Dogma”

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015 |

Ziauddin Sardar discussing some key issues facing Muslim societies and how must they be addressed. by FARAH ZIA for THE NEWS ON SUNDAY(PAKISTAN) on MARCH 8, 2015: Ziauddin Sardar is a firm believer in engaging with Muslims and interpreting the Sharia according to the needs of contemporary times. That obviously is not the dominant thought […]

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Detaining the President’s Daughter (in Uzbekistan)

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

A year on from her disappearance from public life, what does the treatment of Gulnara Karimova reveal about Uzbekistan’s rights crisis? by ANDREW STROEHLEIN and STEVE SWERDLOW for OPEN DEMOCRACY on FEBRUARY 27, 2015: A year ago, the daughter of Uzbekistan’s authoritarian president disappeared from public life. Arrested under corruption allegations in February 2014 and apparently detained […]

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The Rhetoric of Similarity: Republicans, Complementarians, and ISIS (via Marginalia blog)

[ 0 ] February 27, 2015 |

by THOMAS J. WHITLEY for MARGINALIA (LA REVIEW OF BOOKS) on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:  First there was the response to President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (I wrote a bit about that here), then there was the response to the response. I have noticed something of a trend in the latter responses and […]

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Lessons from our Past: CVE, Black American Muslims and Social Justice (by Margari Aziza Hill, Muslim Matters)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by MARGARI AZIZA HILL for MUSLIM MATTERS on FEBRUARY 24, 2015:  On February 5th, Muslim twitter responded to the Right Wing backlash over Obama meeting with Muslims leaders with hilarious tweets #MuslimMeeting. Although many of the tweets were light hearted, others were critical of the meeting largely due to its secrecy. “We want to know […]

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