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[liberationtech] CfP: CyberOrient: The Net Worth of the Arab Spring

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Sat May 5 10:07:58 PDT 2012

2nd Call for Papers
**apologies for cross posting**

“The Net Worth of the Arab Spring”
Call for Papers - Special Issue
CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East
Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Martin Varisco
Guest Editor: Ines Braune
Submission deadline: 31 May 2012


As the first anniversary of the “Arab Spring” nears, several
long-standing dictators have been toppled, protests still continue in
other countries and new governments are being formed.  Arguably,
throughout this last year digital media have played an important, if
not defining, role through Twitter, Facebook, blogs and the extensive
news coverage in cyberspace. This is a call for papers across
disciplines aiming for critical and evidence-based evaluation of the
use of social media in the Arab Spring, the coverage of the Arab
Spring in cyberspace and beyond, and the remediation and appropriation
between social media and traditional media outlets, including
satellite TVs and the press. First-person and ethnographic accounts
are welcomed, but CyberOrient welcomes contributions from any field.

About CyberOrient

CyberOrient ( is a peer-reviewed journal
published by the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological
Association in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of Charles
University in Prague. The aim of the journal is to provide research
and theoretical considerations on the representation of Islam and the
Middle East, the very areas that used to be styled as an “Orient”, in
cyberspace, as well as the impact of the internet and new media in
Muslim and Middle Eastern contexts.  The articles will be published
online with free access in early autumn, 2012.


Articles should be submitted directly to Ines Braune
(ines.braune at and Vit Sisler (vit.sisler at

Vit Sisler, Ph.D.

Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Arts & Philosophy
Institute of Information Science and Librarianship
New Media Studies
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