Tag: social media

The Role of Social Media During the Paris Crisis

The Role of Social Media During the Paris Crisis

[ 0 ] November 19, 2015 |

Duke professors Negar Mottahedeh and Laurent Dubois hosted a public forum on “The Beirut and Paris Attacks and Social Media: A Conversation” at noon on November 17 at the Forum for Scholars and Publics and Duke University. They examined what can happen when debates move almost as quickly as events themselves. (note: This page has been updated. It […]

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The Stade de France–A History in Fragments (by Laurent Dubois)

[ 0 ] November 16, 2015 |

by LAURENT DUBOIS for AFRICASACOUNTRY.COM on NOVEMBER 15, 2015: The French national team player Patrice Evra was dribbling up the pitch when the second bomb exploded. Two minutes earlier, the same thing had happened: a loud, resonating explosion heard by the 65,000 fans gathered to watch a friendly match between Germany and France. There was […]

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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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WATCH: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Mark Anthony Neal on Race in America Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Will Police Killings of Blacks be the Defining Crisis of the Obama Presidency? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER at Duke University/LEFT OF BLACK on APRIL 27, 2015:  “Left of Black” host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva to talk about the digitization of […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO/MRP NEWS WITH KERRI MILLER on APRIL 22, 2015:  On Sunday, six men were arrested in Minnesota and California on federal terrorism charges. They are accused of conspiring to travel to join ISIS in Syria–and the arrests are the result of a lengthy FBI surveillance […]

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Can Moroccan Government Purge Extremism From Islam? (via US News & World Report)

Can Moroccan Government Purge Extremism From Islam? (via US News & World Report)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

The African nation of Morocco is fighting ISIS and the Houthis abroad while trying to brand a counterinsurgency plan at home. “(Duke University political science professor) Abdeslam Maghraoui considers Morocco’s attempts to reform domestic religion against extremism as inherently flawed: Terrorists rarely operate openly in public mosques like those Morocco is trying to regulate, and […]

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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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