Navigating a Multifaceted Predicament: Egypt’s Media Discourse in the Face of Gaza Conflict, Presidential Elections, and Public Anger

By Dounia Mahlouly|March 30, 2024|Media spectacle and crisis, Students, The Middle East, Uncategorized|0 comments

Author: Nada Kabbary, Media Researcher and Chevening Scholar @ King’s College, Digital Humanities Amidst a substantial economic crisis and preparations for a presidential election scheduled for December 2023, the Egyptian state was primarily focused on cultivating a favourable image of its primary candidate while suppressing potential contenders that posed a threat to its power. This strategic manoeuvre aimed to facilitate President El-Sisi’s pursuit of a third term in office. However,

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Campaign against the execution of three protesters in Iran in July 2020

By Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad|October 1, 2020|Digital cultures, Latest news, Research, Social media, Students, The Middle East|0 comments

On 10 July 2020, the Iranian Judiciary announced that three men, namely Amirhossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi and Mohamad Rajabi, who were arrested in anti-regime protests in November 2019, were to be imminently executed as they had been denied appeal. Within three days of the announcement, the Persian hashtag #اعدام_نکنید (“Don’t_Execute”) started appearing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. By 14 July, the hashtag was trending globally on Twitter with many inside

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Domesticating Otherness: The representation of Arabs in a Chilean Telenovela

By Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad|October 16, 2019|Students|0 comments

Ismini Sahli Anastassiou, a former student in the Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media writes about Chilean telenovelas. Domesticating Otherness: The representation of Arabs in a Chilean Telenovela Latin American telenovelas and their romantic and carnivalesque storylines have turned out to be one of the most watched programmes in the region, as well as the most exported televisual products globally. The melodramatic narratives appeal to the family, thus proving to be

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Student showcase: “The Digital Identity”

By Matti Pohjonen|June 11, 2019|Digital cultures, Research, Students, Video|1 comments

As a part of the course work at the Centre for Global Media and Communication, we encourage students to explore old academic debates in new and creative ways.  For instance, in the Global Digital Cultures MA degree that I convene, this option has been built into the digital assignments that students engage with throughout the year.  Such assignments allow the students both a breather from more rigid classical form of academic

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