The Internet & Democracy project will present the Berkman Center's new research on the Arabic blogosphere, which analyzes over 10,000 blogs from 18 countries and which follows last year's Mapping Iran’s Online Public: Politics and Culture in the Persian Blogosphere. The Arabic blogosphere findings will be discussed by an exceptional panel of speakers, with the online participation of bloggers from the Middle East.
John Palfrey and Bruce Etling, Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Kelly, Morningside Analytics Daniel Brumberg, Georgetown University, Acting Director of USIP's Muslim World Initiative Saad Ibrahim, Voices for a Democratic Egypt Raed Jarrar, Iraqi blogger, Raed in the Middle Sheldon Himelfarb, United States Institute of Peace (Moderator)
Bloggers from throughout the Arab world will also participate live online and via video, including Raed Jarrar (Iraq), Nora Younis (Egypt), Laila El Haddad (Palestine), and Amira Al Hussaini (Bahrain).
This event is part of the USIP Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding's ongoing “Blogs and Bullets” initiative examining the relationship between online discourse and violent conflict.