Tag: tunisia

by Fannie Cohen

Even though Western music and movies are a major export to the Middle East, many people there support censoring these programs if they are deemed offensive. This is one of several findings in a new study on Middle Eastern media habits by Northwestern University in Qatar.  NU-Q and the Doha Film Institute compiled the data […] more »

by Angela Washeck

A new study by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute reveals that Middle Eastern citizens are quite active online, with many spending time on the web daily to watch news and entertainment video, access social media and stream music, film and TV. “Entertainment Media Use In the Middle East” is a six-nation […] more »

by Jillian C. York

Two years ago, a group of governments came together in The Hague to form a coalition committed to respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  At the initial event, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the audience with a call for universal human rights to apply online, […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Among the younger generation in the Middle East, Internet use is surpassing TV, and that could have long-term implications in the region. And that increased engagement online comes with important, unresolved questions about media regulation online, according to new research by Northwestern University in Qatar. The study paints an in-depth picture of the role of […] more »

by Mourad Teyeb

The following is an opinion piece by Tunisian freelance contributor Mourad Teyeb: The elections of October 23, 2011, were by all means historic for Tunisia and the whole Arab region. It was for the first time in their history that Tunisians had a democratically elected Parliament, made of a variety of political parties and views. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

It has been a difficult time for the British press, caught up in the phone-hacking scandal that has meant the death of the News of the World paper, along with arrests of News Corp. personnel, suspensions at Scotland Yard, and never-ending investigations. But from those ashes has risen one idealistic effort to promote free press […] more »

by Trevor Timm

This post is co-authored by Jillian C. York. Nineteen years ago, before the Internet had reached millions of homes, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the celebration of press freedom, deeming May 3 “World Press Freedom Day.” Since then, the day has been celebrated by organizations and government entities alike. Today, the Internet age has […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Jillian York Welcome to the 38th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Jillian York, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. First, we get a special on-the-ground report from special guest Mohamed El Dahshan in Tunisia, talking about a ruling expected from the country’s […] more »

by Anne Medley

Tomorrow (Jan. 14, 2012) marks the one-year anniversary of Tunisia’s liberation from 23 years of oppression under dictator Ben Ali. It was a liberation sparked by one man’s shocking public protest against injustice through self-immolation and fueled by the power of citizen journalism and social media. During the last months of 2010, Tunisians captured footage […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. FBI: Carrier IQ files used for “law enforcement purposes” (Muckrock) 2. Post-revolt Tunisia can alter email with “big brother” software (Bloomberg) 3. Why Apple is winning the mobile video format war, for now (Mashable) 4. Adults now spend more time with mobile devices than […] more »