From the Editors
Miriyam Aouragh, Shahid Buttar, Elijah Meeks, Laila Shereen Sakr
As the world continues to reel from the shockwaves sent by the recent violence in Norway, we need also to grapple with the reactions that immediately followed and what they mean. An online analysis of Twitter posts carried out by R-Shief, a lab that provides real-time analysis of opinion about late-breaking issues, gives credence to what observers have been condemning as an appalling day for Western media—and which laid bare a proliferating Islamophobia. Just as real events ...Keep Reading »
Miriyam Aouragh is an anti-racist activist and research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and writes about the social and political implications of the Internet in the Middle East. She has just published her book on Palestinian Internet “Palestine Online’. Click here for a comprehensive bio, including a list of publications.
Shahid Buttar is a civil rights lawyer, hip-hop MC, independent columnist, grassroots community organizer, singer and poet. Professionally, he assumed leadership of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as Executive Director in May 2009. He also writes a column on politics and constitutional law on Huffington Post. Click here for a comprehensive bio, including a list of publications.
Elijah Meeks is Digital Humanities Specialist at Stanford University’s Library and Academic Information Resources. Click here for a comprehensive bio, and here for a list of publications.
Laila Shereen Sakr is a media artist and critic known as VJ Um Amel. She is the creator of R-Shief, a digital lab that aggregates and analyzes data in real-time from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. Click here for a comprehensive bio, including list of publications and other works.
"The current AKP government has been referencing Europe and its associated symbolisms to justify its various pro-capital, pro-security, and paternalistic policies. Is it viable, then, to draw from the same sources to scrutinize the legitimacy of those policies and to suggest alternatives?"click | email | tweet