Breaking News: The Contemporary Middle East

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Breaking News: The Contemporary Middle East

Join The Center at Camden County College for their lecture series “Breaking News: The Contemporary Middle East” on Thursdays at 7 PM. 

This week’s topic is “Beyond the Twitter Revolutions: Understanding Social Media in the Arab World” and will be led by Dr. Rayya El Zein. This talk examines political change in the Arab-majority Middle East by considering an array of engagement on online platforms. Noting the enthusiasm around the so-called Twitter and Facebook Revolutions of the “Arab Spring,” we consider how media narratives about technology have created stereotypes about political change and political actors in the Arab world. Working around these narratives, we examine how users in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, and elsewhere have engaged online to increase international visibility of specific campaigns and protests.

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  • Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States
  • Thursday, Oct 18th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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    Join The Center at Camden County College for their lecture series “Breaking News: The Contemporary Middle East” on Thursdays at 7 PM.  This week’s topic is “Beyond the Twitter Revolutions: Understanding Social Media in the Arab World” and will be led by Dr. Rayya El Zein. This talk examines political change in the Arab-majority Middle East by considering an array of engagement on online platforms. Noting the enthusiasm around the so-called Twitter and Facebook Revolutions of the “Arab Spring,” we…

    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States public