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Dalia Othman is a Berkman Fellow and Visiting Scholar at MIT's Center for Civic Media. At Berkman, Dalia has been looking at online civic engagement in the Arab World, focusing on analyzing the Arab Blogosphere and Twitter maps of various countries within the region. She dedicates the rest of her time exploring different themes around digital storytelling and is currently building a resource platform that will help communities tell powerful stories online.

Prior to Berkman, Dalia was an Associate Professor teaching New media at both Bard College- Abu Dis and Birzeit University. She was also the Senior Manager of Community Project at Souktel Inc. - a mobile services company that designs SMS platforms for the aid of local communities across the globe.


Mar 9, 2016

Mobilization for Change

The role of the networked public sphere in advancing civic participation and collective action in the Arab region

“Mobilization for Change” is a series of reports examining the role of the networked public sphere in advancing civic participation and collective action in the Arab region.

Feb 17, 2015

Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives

Youth and Media is pleased to announce the publication of "Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives," a series of short essays written by friends and colleagues that…

Feb 10, 2015

Score Another One for the Internet? The Role of the Networked Public Sphere in the U.S. Net Neutrality Policy Debate

A new paper from the Media Cloud team concludes that a diverse set of actors working in conjunction through the networked public sphere played a central, arguably decisive, role…


Nov 12, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Kate Darling, Hasit Shah, Dalia Othman, and J. Nathan Matias

This week we are featuring four interviews with 2013-2014 Berkman Fellows as part of an ongoing series showcasing individuals in the Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013…


Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

The Arab Networked Public Sphere: Social Mobilization Post-Revolutions

With special guests, Lina Attalah, Rob Faris (moderator), Fares Mabrouk, Dalia Othman and Nagla Rizk

Join us for a round-table discussion on the networked public sphere and social mobilization post-revolutions in the Arab world.

May 27, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Post Arab Revolutions: What Social Media is telling us

Dalia Othman, Berkman Fellow

Berkman Fellow Dalia Othman will take an in-depth look at how Arabs are communicating with each other through an analysis of the Arab Blogosphere and Twitter.