Muslim Women, YouTube, and Third Space

This post was written by guest contributor Deonna Kelli Sayed.Media technology and the Muslim world are interesting collaborators.  Cassette tape propagation of Ayatollah Khomeini’s sermons provided important precursors for the Iranian Revolution. Likewise, Facebook and Twitter offered political leverage in the Arab Spring developments. For observers, social media, in particular, is potentially changing the dynamics of the public sphere in the Muslim world.New media technology provides a … [Read more...]

Women in the 2011 Arab Media Forum

There was something quite exciting about this year’s Arab Media Forum (AMF), which recently concluded in Dubai and was attended by over 2,000 media leaders from around the region. This year marked the tenth anniversary of the forum, which has served as an annual platform for debating Arab media issues and concerns for the past decade.  In addition, almost all of this year’s panels have echoed ongoing transitions in the Arab world and their implications for the media landscape.  I thought many of … [Read more...]

Announcing “The Future of Islam In the Age of New Media”

Muslimah Media Watch is a proud partner for The Future of Islam In the Age of New Media, featuring 60 speakers in 60 seconds each, for a total of 60 insightful minutes. This is an unprecedented online event and audio seminar happening in May.Billed as "the shortest conference on Islam ever," it brings together many names and faces you'll recognize including our very own Editor-in-Chief, Fatemeh and Contributor Sana, along with several prominent female Muslim voices, such as Zeba Khan, Sana … [Read more...]