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New Book: Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The ‘Arab Spring’

October 16th, 2014 No comments

digitalislam.eu, New Book: Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The ‘Arab Spring’ "Palgrave Macmillan published a new book titled "Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The ‘Arab Spring’" edited by Saba Bebawi and Diana Bossio." Info here
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Umm Abduh

October 16th, 2014 No comments

#BBCtrending: Syria’s nine-year-old YouTube storyteller "Like many children in Syria’s conflict, nine-year-old Rasha’s life has been changed forever by the civil war. She has witnessed the destruction of her part of Aleppo by shelling, and can no longer attend school because of the danger.

"But unlike others her age, she has a different life on YouTube. She has become the star of "Umm Abduh", a
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Robert Fisk, on ISIS and the internet

October 13th, 2014 No comments

Robert Fisk, Propaganda war of Islamic extremists is being waged on Facebook and internet message boards, not mosques "At its most basic, you have only to read the viciousness of internet chatrooms. Major newspapers – hopelessly late – have only now started to realise that chatrooms are not a new technical version of “Letters to the Editor” but a dangerous forum for people to let loose their
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ISIS/Austria

October 13th, 2014 No comments

Independent, Isis’s teenage Austrian poster girl jihadi brides ‘have changed their minds and want to come home’, 12 Oct 2014 "Experts now believe that the social media accounts associated to the girls were commandeered by Isis, with images and posts doctored to encourage other girls to follow suit."

Also see aljazeera.com, Austrian youth flocking to ISIL, 10 Oct 2014 "Mainstream Austrian media
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‘Rich kids’ Instagram

October 13th, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, Iran blocks Tehran ‘rich kids’ Instagram page also see aljazeera.com, ‘Poor Kids of Tehran’ takes on Iran’s elite
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High-Speed Internet Is "Un-Islamic," Says A Senior Iranian Ayatollah

October 9th, 2014 No comments

io9.com, High-Speed Internet Is "Un-Islamic," Says A Senior Iranian Ayatollah "Iran’s Ministry of Communication recently announced that it will give more mobile providers licenses for high-speed Internet services. But the Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi says authorities should first introduce measures that would prevent access to the "un-Islamic" and "negative features" of the technology."
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“Cub of Baghdadi”

October 9th, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, ISIS supporters mourn death of ‘youngest fighter’, 9 Oct 2014 "Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group have recently circulated pictures of the “Cub of Baghdadi,” who they say is the youngest ISIS “martyr” from the Arabian Peninsula to have been killed in Syria.

"On “The Cub of Baghdadi Channel” on YouTube, ISIS supporters on Oct. 7 published an obituary
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Baraka Blue

October 9th, 2014 No comments
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Haj app offers information on infectious diseases

October 3rd, 2014 No comments

arabnews.com, Haj app offers information on infectious diseases "The Ministry of Health has launched a smartphone application that provides Haj pilgrims access to important health-related information and resources."
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Kuwaiti man files complaint against wife for disturbing him on WhatApp

October 3rd, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, Kuwaiti man files complaint against wife for disturbing him on WhatApp "A Kuwaiti man filed a police complaint against his wife, accusing her of disturbing him on WhatsApp when he is out hanging with friends, according to local media reports. The police reportedly questioned the wife and charged her for “misusing the phone.""
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