Donatella Della Ratta is PHD fellow at Copenhagen University (DK) and at the Danish Institute in Damascus (Syria). Her PHD work revolves around the politics of Syrian media industry, particularly TV drama. Before getting into Arabic soap-operas, Donatella has looked at the political economy of the Arab media with a special focus on Pan Arab news channels, publishing several book chapters and two monographs on Arabic satellite networks . She is now shifting her research focus on remix practices, active citizenship and creative resistance in the Arab uprisings. Donatella has been managing the Creative Commons Arab world community for four years. She maintains a blog on Arab media at http://mediaoriente.com and tweets avidly @donatelladr.