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Arab Media Symposium:Information Evolution in the Arab World
Mar 23 2010 8:30am-6:30pm
Rafik B. Hariri Building Lohrfink Auditorium
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9:00am-9:30am Registration, coffee and light breakfast

Entertainment and popular culture
Leila Hudson, University of Arizona - Broadcast Capitalism and Transnational Pop Culture: Turkish Soap Operas and Arab Imaginations
Marwan Kraidy, University of Pennsylvania - The Contentious Politics of Arabic Music Videos: Preliminary Considerations
Christa Salamandra, Lehman College, City College of New York - Arab Television Drama Production in the Satellite Era
Tarik Sabry, University of Westminster - Qasr Nile Bridge, 'Loveness' and the De-traditionalisation of Space

10:30am-10:45am Q & A

10:45am-11:00am Break

11:00am-11:45am Keynote Address
Mr. Wadah Khanfar, Director General, Al Jazeera - Media, Politics and the Middle East

Social networking and the Arab blogosphere
Courtney Radsch, American University - Bloggers and Believers: Dynamics of Activism and Identity in the Muslim Brotherhood
Sahar Khamis, University of Maryland - Changing Communication Patterns in an Egyptian Village: The Impact of New Media and Social Change on Rural Egypt
Bruce Etling, Harvard University - Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture and Dissent
Jon Anderson, Catholic University - Networked Communication in the Public Sphere and the Social Dynamics of Blogging

12:45pm-1:00pm Q & A

1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch/Student Exhibit

Youth & Media: Identity, Expression and Activism II
Tamer Al Masri, Founder, Jo Bedu - Wearing Your Identity
Yassin Alsalman (The Narcicyst), Musician and artist - From Fresh Off the Boat to Out of the Box: Break!
Ahmed Abu Haiba, 4Shbab TV - 4shbab TV: The First Islamic Music Channel
Helga Tawil Souri, NYU - Spaces of Palestinian New Media Activism

3:00pm-3:15pm Q & A

3:15pm-3:30pm Break

3:30pm-4:30pm New media literacies and audiences
Vit Sisler, Charles University - Preaching Islam to Videogame Generation: New Media and Religious Edutainment in the Arab World
Yves Gonzalez-Quijano, Université Lyon 2 - Technology Literacies of New Media in the Arab world: Trends of the Arab Blogosphere
Khalil Rinnawi, Tel Aviv University - The Arab satellite TV and the Arab Diaspora in Europa

4:30pm-4:45pm Q & A

4:45pm-5:00pm Break

5:00pm-6:00pm The state of Arab media studies
Noha Mellor, Kingston University - Arab journalism in Arab and western academia
Walter Armbrust, University of Oxford - Information, Entertainment, and Education in Arab Media Studies
Adel Iskandar, Georgetown University - Defying Definition: Towards a Relflexive Future in Arab Media Studies

6:00pm-6:15pm Q & A

6:15pm Concluding remarks, and end conference

7:00pm Poetry reading by Tamim Al-Barghouti

For day 1 agenda, see here:

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CCAS; phone 202-687-6215; e-mail:

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign ServiceICC 301, Georgetown UniversityWashington D.C. 20057Phone: (202)

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