Tag: DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] February 18, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2016:  In November I had a chance to sit down with policy analyst, journalist, and scholar Raza Rumi at the ISLAMiCommentary office of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and speak to him about countering violent extremism in the Middle East and in Pakistan, and the plight of […]

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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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Phil Bennett and Moises Naim on 21st-century Censorship (inc. Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey)

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media by PHIL BENNETT AND MOISES NAIM for COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW on JANUARY 5, 2015: Two beliefs safely inhabit the canon of contemporary thinking about journalism. The first is that the internet is the most powerful force disrupting the news media. The second is […]

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The Aftermath of Gaza & the Future of Two States: A Journalist’s Perspective

The Aftermath of Gaza & the Future of Two States: A Journalist’s Perspective

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014 |

“The French philosopher Ernest Renan once defined a nation as “a group of people united by a mistaken view about the past and a hatred of their neighbors.” And while that arguably applies to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, my sense is that the deterioration we are witnessing results from something else — the growing human distance […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Tunisia’s New Constitution

Editor’s Notebook: Tunisia’s New Constitution

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

Olfa Riahi (ABOVE) talks about her personal and professional life as a Tunisian independent journalist and blogger in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Tunisia. She also discusses her revelations of former Foreign Affairs Minister Rafik Abdessalem’s corruption, better known as the “Sheraton Gate” case. The talk was hosted by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and the […]

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John Zogby:  The Anatomy of a Re-election (at Duke on November 14)

John Zogby: The Anatomy of a Re-election (at Duke on November 14)

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

by JOHN ZOGBY for FORBES on NOVEMBER 7, 2012:  President Barack Obama has won and the exit polls show why. First and foremost, the share of the electorate that is white dropped from 74% in 2008 to 72%. African Americans accounted for 13% of the total, Hispanics 10%, and Asian Americans and others 5%. The white percentage […]

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