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Online Discourse in the Arab World: Dispelling the Myths

Online Discourse in the Arab World: Dispelling the Myths

at the United States Institute of Peace

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
USIP, Washington, DC
This event will webcast live.

Watch the live webcast here at 10 AM ET:

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This is a public event.

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.

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Media Inquiries: Please contact Lauren Sucher ( in the USIP Office of Public Affairs and Communications.


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Jun 17, 2009
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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