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The Birth and Death of 25TV: Innovation in Post-Revolution Egyptian TV News FormatsIcon indicating an associated article is peer reviewed

The Birth and Death of 25TV: Innovation in Post-Revolution Egyptian TV News FormatsIcon indicating an associated article is peer reviewed

Syrian Children Hold Up Pokémon Pleading for People to Find Them

August 9, 2016—The Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office released an emotional photo series on social media today. The photo series aims to garner the attention of fans of the newest gaming craze, Pokémon Go.

Libya's Ministry of Education Tries to Ban Social Media After Exams Leaked

July 18, 2016—Amidst a leaked exams crisis, Libya's Ministry of Education is seeking to block social media sites for the duration of the secondary school exams.

Coup Bid in Turkey Reported Live on Social Media Despite Blockages

Erdogan in the Turkish presidential palace. Photography by Glenn Fawcett. Thumbnail: Turkey's flag hung in solidarity following the July 15 attempted coup. Photography provided by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

July 16, 2016—Despite restricted access to social media sites, Turkey’s attempted military coup exploded across Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube late last night.

A Reading of the Media and Cultural Strategy of Daesh (Arabic)

قد قدَّم د.شريف درويش اللبان وكيل كلية الإعلام لشئون خدمة المجتمع وتنمية البيئة بجامعة القاهرة "قراءة في الاستراتيجية الإعلامية والثقافية لتنظيم داعش" تناولت آليات تجنيد داعش للشباب والاسترتيجية الإعلامية له، وآليات مواجهة هذه الاستراتيجية الإعلامية التي تختلف تماماً عن الطريقة التقليدية للتنظيمات"الجهادية"، والذي يقوم على أساس التحرك الميداني على الأرض وعلى الشبكة العنكبوتية التي يستخدمها بذكاء، ويستثمر كل ما هو متاح لترويج صورته

Social Media Users Protest Detention of Members of a Young Egyptian Satirical Group

Satirist Bassem Youssef posted a selfie on Twitter in support of the Street Children (pictured below Youssef). Thumbnail: the six members in Street Children.

May 12, 2016—A social media campaign of selfies went viral yesterday in response to the recent prosecutorial decision to detain members of the group Street Children for 15 days. These activists and social media users called for the Street Children’s freedom by posting personal selfies with the Arabic hashtag, “Does the phone camera shake/scare you?”


Dr. Rasha Abdulla, associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo speaks with us about her work on big data, social media and the Egyptian Revolution. Together with a group of scholars from the University of Amsterdam, Dr. Abdulla conducted big data research using the contents of the “We Are All Khaled Said” Facebook page. Dr. Abdulla was lead on an article investigating the role of the page as a venue for lessons in democratic participation.