Middle East

Reporting The World: Polis Journalism Conference 2012: link to video

Thanks to everyone who came – thanks to everyone who spoke – thanks to the LSE staff and Polis interns who made it run so smoothly. You can access videos of most of the sessions here. Internal Reports: Polis Intern Barbara Feeney reports on the Reporting Revolution Session Stephanie Gale reports on The Only Way Is Ethics -Newspapers After Leveson […]

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Tunisia’s Media Spring?: New Research Project

Polis Visiting Research Fellow Fatima el Issawi is just back from her first field investigation in Tunisia, trying to understand how Arab media is coping with the transitional political phase and how Arab journalists are redefining their identity and role. Not only is there a new political environment, but social media is also transforming journalism and political communications. This Polis […]

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In to the grey zone: Arab spring as information revolution? (guest blog)

        This article by Polis Intern Terrine Friday is a response to the Polis Media Agenda Talk on media in the Middle East. These are every Tuesday this month.   You may have already seen the now-famous photographs from Reuters where the words “Twitter and “Facebook” are emblazoned in Middle Eastern public spaces, a perfect symbol of […]

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Social media – why it’s useless for democratic politics

I spend a lot of time writing about the political potential of new forms of journalism. Though I like to think that my analysis of social media and the Arab uprisings of 2011 was cyber-realist rather than utopian. Our report by Stella Creasy MP on using social media in UK political campaigns also included some downsides amidst the digital enthusiasm. […]

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Periodismo, redes y la nueva política interconectada

For Spanish readers here is the beginning of an article I wrote on the new networked political journalism for Estudios de Politica Exterior. You can download the article here as a pdf Internet y la telefonía móvil han dotado a los ciudadanos de nuevas herramientas de expresión y activismo político. Desde las revueltas árabes los medios de comunicación tradicionales han […]

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