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Below are 2 faculty positions in CEU. The university is greatly located in Budapest, (I have visited it, and I still have this great impression). the 2 positions are open and both are full time positions.

Good Luck! Rita Chemaly

Open Rank Faculty Position, New Media & Global Communications

Level: Open Rank
Position for: Faculty
Full-time

Application deadline: Review will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Full Or Part Time: Full-time

Description

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to making public policy not just innovative but revolutionary.

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

SPP invites applications for an open rank faculty position in New Media and Global Communications. Facilitated by changing technologies, new forms of media have engendered new interdependencies of electronic media, transitions in the information society, and continuing convergence across information, communication and technology sectors. Preparing future leaders from civil society, government, and business requires a new pedagogical approach, instilling in SPP graduates the ability to navigate multiple disciplinary, technological and geographical terrains. With this position, SPP is looking for an individual who can bring together global perspectives on new technologies, media institutions and governance questions, as well as the changing nature of transnational communication and information flows in open societies.

This faculty member will make an important contribution to developing the media studies portfolio within the School, teach graduate courses, develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice, and engage with scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues. This faculty member would be among a community of researchers at the Center for Media, Data and Society at SPP.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have a Ph.D. and / or post graduate qualification in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field;

• Have a strong record of academic publication and / or equivalent professional portfolio;

• Provide evidence of work that bridges theory and practice;

• Contribute with distinction to one or more of the following curricular areas: Technology and Society; Transnational Communication and Global Media; Social and Digital Media; Fundamental Communication Rights; Information and Knowledge Economies; Internet Governance; Civic Media; Media, Information and Communication Policy; Comparative Media Institutions; or Media Development, among others;

• Contribute to strengthening the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at SPP;

• Exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level and capacity to teach components of the core curriculum;

• Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.

Compensation

An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both masters and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term) per academic year, plus student supervision.

About the School of Public Policy

In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness, and a commitment to the public good. SPP’s programs attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich tradition of promoting diversity and open societies, SPP cultivates a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and strives to become a dynamic laboratory of ideas.

How to apply:
Letters of application should systematically address the above selection criteria. The application package should consist of a single PDF file with (1) an application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying, (2) CV, (3) the contact information of three references, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) up to two academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and two sample syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. Finalists will participate in both on-line and in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at spp@spp.ceu.edu. Please send your complete application package to job@ceu.edu and include the job code 2015/051 in the subject line. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Rank Faculty Position, Journalism and Media Studies (Global South)

Level: Open Rank
Position for: Faculty
Full-time

Application deadline: Review will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Full Or Part Time: Full-time

Description

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to making public policy not just innovative but revolutionary.

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

SPP has an exciting opportunity for a media specialist to join the School, to actively contribute to the shaping of SPP’s teaching and research agenda and to the School’s mission of combining academic knowledge with applied learning and practice. This position is full time and open to all ranks. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on Global South / Non Western media, with a focus on the intersection of media, politics and diplomacy, and who have the professional skills to empower students to communicate their ideas through interaction with real-world media.

This faculty member will make an important contribution to developing the media studies portfolio within the School, teach graduate courses, develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice, engage with scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues.

The ideal candidates will:

• Have a Ph.D. and / or post graduate qualification in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field;

• Have a strong record of academic publication and / or equivalent professional portfolio;

• Provide evidence of work that bridges theory and practice;

• Have transferable experience in journalism, production, broadcast, branding or related areas; focus on Global South / Non Western media, and the intersection of media, politics and diplomacy is preferred. The candidate will contribute innovative ideas for media courses within the interdisciplinary context of the School’s curricula, for example in relation to public policy, globalization and diplomacy;

• Contribute to strengthening the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at SPP;

• Exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level and capacity to teach components of the core curriculum;

• Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.

Compensation

An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term) per academic year, plus student supervision.

About the School of Public Policy

In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness, and a commitment to the public good. SPP’s programs attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich tradition of promoting diversity and open societies, SPP cultivates a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and strives to become a dynamic laboratory of ideas.

How to apply:
Letters of application should systematically address the above selection criteria. The application package should consist of a single PDF file with (1) an application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying, (2) CV, (3) the contact information of three references, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) up to two academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and two sample syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. Finalists will participate in both on-line and in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at spp@spp.ceu.edu. Please send your complete application package to applications@ceu.edu and include the job code 2015/050 in the subject line. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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I have visited the university in 2009, and their research work is amazing!! My thesis was about civil society engagement and mobilization online and its impact on the political system and policies.

Below is the new call for research opportunities and the fuil links for more details,

good Luck! Rita Chemaly

Pre- and Post-Doctoral Opportunities at CMDS for Fall 2015 / Winter 2016

The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at the School of Public Policy of Central European University is pleased to announce the availability of research appointments for the fall 2015 or winter 2016. CMDS is one of Europe’s leading centers of communication research, with a mission to advance public understanding about the impact of media and communication policy on public life. The CMDS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing the needs of policy makers, civic leaders, and citizens.
These are pre- and post-doctoral appointments with the expectation of residence in Budapest for 1-3 months, depending on the project. Ideal applications are working on doctoral projects, or have recently defended their doctoral work, and the stipend will be commensurate with experience. Researchers will conduct basic research on media, technology and political change. We welcome applications from a variety of disciplines, including the social, information and computer sciences, and media, law, or science and technology studies. In particular, we welcome applications related to these domains of inquiry:

  • Understanding violent extremism online: the role of social media and internet companies in responding to online extremism; policy responses at the EU and global level to online extremism; understanding the complexities of the relationship between technology, free expression, and policy that lie at the heart of the relationship between global security and human rights.
  • Civil society and technology: research examining the use of technologies and strategies that enable activists to mobilize, organize and advocate or policy change; how activists use different technologies and tech tools; how community media use analogue and digital spaces for communication and community engagement.
  • Internet policy advocacy: investigations into the role which civil society can play in advocating for a free and open internet; the potential of technology and online tools for mobilizing and organizing constituencies in support of an open Internet and for enhancing the security and privacy of online communication.
  • Digital rights, privacy and data protection: research into issues of digital media rights and ethics, privacy, surveillance, and their interplay with freedom of speech standards and practices; research examining the impact of data in society and the policies and practices of data collection and retention; research examining contemporary privacy norms and data protection issues, including the policy and practices of social media companies.
  • Strengthening journalism in Europe:  research into better understanding the environment and challenges for independent journalism and watchdog NGOs in Europe; examining media ownership in Europe, legal frameworks and freedom of expression.
  • Trends in regional protection of freedom of expression: research on contemporary legal, including judicial, and/or policy trends on the protection of freedom of expression, including media freedom.  This may include: comparative approaches to specific subjects/issues and their relationship with freedom of expression (e.g. defamation, national security, freedom of information, privacy, information law, incitement/”hate speech”, press regulation, development goals, shrinking civil society space) across regions; studies of approaches to such subjects within regions; or investigations of approaches to such subjects employed by particular actors, such as national courts and regional human rights courts, notably the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, or policy-makers at the national or regional levels.

Interested candidates should apply via email to cmds@ceu.hu. Please include an academic resume, a writing sample or representative publication, and the contact information for two referees. In your cover letter, please describe your proposed research project, and the ideal time frame and earliest start date. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2015.

– See more at: http://cmds.ceu.edu/article/2015-08-03/pre-and-post-doctoral-opportunities-cmds-fall-2015-winter-2016#sthash.Bxq8mAkL.XfgVwzLm.dpuf

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Marhaba,
to all my foreign friends, to the husband of helene, of Souad, to Mathieu, to Catherine, to franzi, to Aicha, to Bea, to Iza, salsoul ( u understand lebanese better than me) bref, you are my friends, and when you come to leb, or hear some lebanese talking don’t say ouchh… now there is an application that teaches you how to speak the great “hi kifak ca va” dialect!
Jana, my long time friend from university sent me the update and the news related to the application.
also, I couldn’t but notice the yummy home page of the app, here it is below for you:
“Marhaba, you are about to download this application because you have a spouse or a Lebanese acquaintance, and you’ve been lost in translation when she/he speaks in lebanese, especially with family or on the phone with his/her mother in law! And you are so eager to speak this language …
Or it may be your Lebanese origins that lead you to take courses in lebanese dialect, to reconnect with them, or just to share with family when you visit the Land of Cedars.
But you may also be one of those people who are passionate about Lebanon, who knew about it through a friend, a private or professional trip, a book or a documentary. And you are curious about this dialect…
this is how the application home page explains it all… http://www.keefaktheapp.com/index.html

A new application Made by Lebanese to the World, is taking lots of space, virtually!
Friends, try it and tell me if you understand me or others when we talk!!
as for the developers, good work, I will try it too!!

Good luck!!
Rita Chemaly

You may also check KEEFAK through the below links:

www.keefaktheapp.com

– FB Page: facebook.com/keefaktheapp

– Twitter Account: @KeefakTheApp

– YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TFqUvjYiGVE

http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2012/06/15/twitmail-and-the-future-of-middle-east-tech/2/
keefak application lebanon rita chemaly

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Dear Readers,

 

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 125)  

 

Best regards, 
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The Middle East &North Africa 
“Gender and Development E-Brief”
Issue #125
October 2012

 

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM

Iranian Women’s Rights Activists Stop the Registration of Anti-Women Tradition As ‘National Heritage’

Women on Waves Boat Makes First Trip to a Muslim Country, Morocco

 

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Syrian Refugee Women – High Risk of Violence in Lebanon

… and Refugees suffer from critical lack of women’s health care
Algeria TV boss convicted for sexual harassment

Child Marriage on Rise Due to Hunger in Niger

Woman Allegedly Raped By Police, Accused of “Indecency” in Tunisia...

… Public Support & President Apology for Alleged Police-Raped Victim

Maronite clergy unleashes unprecedented public attack on what they refer to as “the gender concept”

Ikea deleted women from Saudi version of catalogue

Women lose out on affordable housing in Gulf countries

Egypt teacher cuts girls’ hair for not wearing veil

 

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

Oman Has Lowest Divorce

Women’s Day Video in Tunisia

In Yemen Women Say Lives Worse Since Revolution

Women & Children Refugees Flee Attacks in Sudan

Egypt’s Brotherhood top officials face investigation over attacks on women protesters
RESOURCES & CALLS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & CALLS

UN Joint Statement: “Adultery as a criminal offence violates women’s human rights”

 

 BOOKS & REPORTS

UN: Marrying Too Young, End Child Marriage Report

Arab Region: No Revolutions without Equality and Justice: The struggle for women’s rights in rethinking development in the Arab region

A frank discussion from woman to man

 

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The Social Good Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. This September, we want YOU to join the conversation with leaders and citizens from around the globe. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action.

 

This year’s Social Good Summit will be more engaging than ever. People from around the world, in both the developed and the developing world, will unite in person and online to participate in The Global Conversation – the world’s largest conversation on how technology can grow communities and improve life for all of us as we move toward being a networked society. The Social Good Summit in New York City takes place September 22 – 24, 2012, but this is just the beginning of the global conversation.

 

On September 24, 2012 the Social Good Summit is coming to China and Kenya. Key leaders and citizens of Beijing and Nairobi will unite and explore the same themes that inspired the birth of the Social Good Summit. You’ll hear directly from these countries via Livestream, and can witness the live intersection of New York, Nairobi and Beijing on Monday morning from the stage of the 92Y in New York City.

The 2012 Social Good Summit is brought to you by Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

You can take action by joining this global conversation:

 

-Attend the Social Good Summit in New York City from September 22 -24

-Organize or attend a Social Good Summit Meetup in your own hometown or anywhere around the world as part of The Global Conversation

-Watch the Summit on YouTube and interact in real-time with the Social Good Summit community via social media with the hashtag #SGSglobal

 

to know more about the event:

http://mashable.com/sgs/#sgs_venue 

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How a women body is linked to a car sale?????!!!! or to excitement?????

our bodies shouldn’t be used as objects!! those are sacred things!!!

such adv is in my point of view crap…. and sexist!!! :-(( grrrr!!

rita

 

to read subject on the same matter…

Mazda billboard using woman’s body to sell more cars…..

 

 

Kherrberr.org Les “Must See” des Publicites sexistes

You can be Seduced by a Taouk…. or a warak arich on a women body

الاعلانات مش قصة اباحية Ton corps n’est pas un jeu entre leurs mains

Salons de Beaute pour ENFANTS! au Liban tout est travaille pour Arranger l’image de soi

 

When is Nudity in Advertising Sexist?

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The Women’s Right to Nationality Campaign is pleased to introduce the zero issue of its new Nationality Newsletter.

The Nationality Newsletter seeks to highlight key news related to this advocacy campaign.  It also provides regular updates on the campaign’s activities seeking to reform the nationality law in Lebanon.

 

This ad hoc newsletter will also include a regular feature which provides information on important and relevant legal and administrative procedures of interest to Lebanese women married to non-nationals. Each issue will also profile one of the women leaders of the campaign in an effort to recognize the daily struggles of women in Lebanon in seeking justice, equality and an end to discrimination.

 

We hope that this newsletter will contribute to mobilizing more supporters for this just cause and to the recognition to women’s full citizenship rights.

 

To access this issue, kindly click the following link: http://crtda.org.lb/webfm_send/7

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About

WHAT IS IT?

SHARE Beirut is a weekend-long public, free and non-commercial hybrid event blending an Internet culture and technology related daytime conference with dynamic cutting-edge music festival by night. It will bring together hundreds of passionate people, forward-thinkers, cultural creatives, activists and artists from Lebanon as all around the world for talks and parties in 72 hours of powerful gathering to share ideas, knowledge and creativity.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

It’s about understanding and celebrating Internet culture and all the aspects of open, decentralized and accessible forms of communication, exchange and creation. It’s about empowerment of individuals and networking of like-minded people. It’s about setting the values and new standards that will prevent any kind of oppression, censorship and surveillance for future generations. It’s about understanding alternative economic, cultural and educational models. It’s about Internet ecology and struggles to protect Internet as open and free territory for all of us. It’s about energizing sub-cultural groups and praising diversity that these cultures are bringing. It’s about promoting open access to software, hardware, information, knowledge, science, government, design and almost everything else that can be open. It’s about sharing. It’s about how to do it yourself. But mostly, it’s about cats doing flips, birds flying over the moon and robots making biiips.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

During the 3 days of the conference Beirut will become the world’s epicenter in exchanging progressive ideas and knowledge on Internet culture, society, technology, music and new media. The lectures and talks will be given by leading international stars in these fields, world-class bloggers and artists who will educate the audience on new forms of activism and approaches in using advanced technologies and the latest tools to create, influence and affect. Discussions will delve deep into the underground of the Internet subcultures and explore groups that fight for digital and human rights, free information flow and access, improving transparency, and protecting the privacy of fellow peers and residents. The event will be accompanied by an intensive music program, which will be simultaneously organized in several well-selected clubs and alternative venues in Beirut. Contributors and visitors who obtain one of 1500 unique free wristbands will get access to both day and night events where many local, regional and international artists will perform for audiences who will share vibes and energy to celebrate the Internet as open and free territory for all.

WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

From 5th to 7th of October (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 2012.
Get ready and don’t plan anything else for this weekend. 🙂

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THE EVENT IS FREE, BUT DO I NEED TO REGISTER?

Yes. Even though the main venue is huge and several clubs are on board, capacity is limited, so it is important that you register for the event. Around 1500 unique wristbands will give access to over 80 talks, exhibitions, concerts and DJ sets, so we encourage you to register as quickly as you can. Moreover, we encourage you to contribute and help us make this event even better.

WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

Main conference venue is Solea V in Beirut – a dazzling and very hip venue promising to host large events, dripping with atmosphere. The center boasts a huge skylight, and an indoor tree under high ceilings. Night program venues, clubs and program are soon to be announced, so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter.

Location: Jisr el Wati, next to Jaguar Dealership Sin El-Fil
Capacity: 1500 people

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WHO ARE WE?

Share is organized by Share Foundation, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting the rights of Internet citizens and promoting positive values of openness, decentralization, free access and exchange of knowledge, information and technology. The activities of Share Foundation are supported by cooperation and friendship with a wide network of various institutions, individuals and organizations such as State of Exit FoundationGoogleVimeoMozilla Foundation.MeErste FoundationInstitute for Sustainable Communities,Electronic Frontiers FoundationPirate PartyFlattrDigitalna AgendaRepublica …

HOW YOU CAN JOIN US?

IF YOU ARE A COMPANY OR FOUNDATION
We are not looking for sponsors, we are trying to find partners who will share our vision of creating social and cultural impact on society.
Check our presentation (pdf) and contact us

IF YOU ARE A GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION
Issues and topics that we are addressing are important for every system and society. Freedom of speech, ecology of media, internet neutrality, privacy and transparency should be on the list of priorities of any responsible government.
Check our presentation (pdf) and contact us

IF YOU ARE AN ACTIVIST
Contact us. We will try to help as much as we can in your activities. We can create this event together, give you opportunity to spend 3 days with an international expert in your field of work, give you a space and time to present yourself or even try to fundraise for your activities.

IF YOU ARE ARTIST, MUSICIAN, BLOGGER, NEW MEDIA MAKER 
Do something together with us. We will organize a lot of collaborative activities before, during and after Share Beirut: remixing, crowd-designing, filmmaking, street art and interventions, flash mobs.
Here you can check some of our previous activities:

IF YOU ARE JUST ONE REALLY NICE PERSON 
Donate (Karma +1).

Flattr this

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Multiple award winning and Vimeo staff picked documentary about the first SHARE Conference that happened long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time at info@sharebeirut.net

The Force is strong with this event.

 

http://www.sharebeirut.net/en/about

 

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how social networks work in the Syrian Uprising?

how can we describe the composition of the networks in Syria

How the government and the Opponents are working?

who are the activists?

what can we object to the online uprising of the Syrian revolution?

those issues were exposed by Enrico De Angelis at the UIR webscience, at the CEMAM;

for those who are interested as I am, do not hesitate to read my not fine tuned notes;

The Syrian Online Revolution 2011 -2012 by Enrico De Angelis notes by Rita Chemaly

for more information on the same subject related to Lebanon, and the Arab Spring, do not hesitate to read my previous posts and conferences notes:

Rita Chemaly

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Voila, la nouvelle fait le tour des medias sociaux libanais, le site de la NBN,

la national broadcasting news , mieux connue par la Nabih Berri News, car elle appartient au chef du parlement libanais, a ete piratee par ceux qui se nomment ” les libres de Hama” “ahrar hama”,

donc la guerre sur internet fait rage a nouveau entre les pro et les cons.

voila l’image recue a 11.24 aujourd’hui: www.nbn.com.lb :

les libres de Hama signent le hacking du site de la NBN une television libanaise pro-regime syrien

Pour les articles précédents  sur le sujet :

  • Internet war Israeli hackers of Lebanese parliament Monitor :

https://ritachemaly.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/internet-war-israeli-hackers-of-lebanese-parliament-monitor/

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Dear Readers,

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 116)

Please note that the MENA Gender and Development e-Brief is posted on line on the following URLM:http://crtda.org.lb/webfm_send/443

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CRTD.A / IRIS

 

The Middle East &North Africa
“Gender and Development E-Brief”
Issue #116
January 2012

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM

Call for Signatures for Greater Political Representation of Women in Libya

Advocacy for Right to Nationality – Women, Husbands, Children in Jordan

Egyptian Women: Performing in the Margin, Revolting in the Centre

Activists demand equal citizenship rights for women

Hundreds of Lebanese men and women march against rape

New Arab Woman Forum takes on Arab Spring

ZOOMING ON ARAB SPRING
Arab Spring, Islamist Summer…Feminist Fall?

Zooming on Arab Spring Consequences
Will the Arab Spring Backfire on Women?
Women’s voices must be heard during times of transitions and reform

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS
Prime Minister May Support Abortion for Rape, Incest In Morocco
Why Women are at the Heart of Egypt’s Political Trials and Tribulations
Saudi women to run, vote without male approval
Universities are the first test for Tunisian secularism
Having a Conversation on Other Terms: Gender and the Politics of Representation the New Moroccan Government

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Campaign Against Draft Law on Male Heritage Nationality on Lebanon

Beirut bar cancels event inviting guests to dress as domestic workers

Conflict, Pain & Loss, Mother’s Tears in Iraq

Gender-Based Violence – Call for Justice – Study in Southern Sudan

Revolution hasn’t made Egypt safer for women

RESOURCES

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BOOKS AND REPORTS

2011 UN Millennium Development Goals Report – Gender

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L’Institut des Sciences Politiques de l’universite Saint -Joseph a ouvert le Master en Sciences Politiques avec de nouvelles options:

Une option Communication et Marketing Politique (preparant des specialistes  et experts en communication politique et campagnes electorales).

Une option “Politique exterieure et Cooperation internationale ” (preparant a la recherche, a l’enseignement et a la consultation publique et privée)

Une option “Droits de L’Homme et Démocratisation” avec pour objet les processus de transition, (Preparant les specialistes parmi les fonctionnaires publics, les responsables d’ONG, les missions de suivi et de monitoring de la situation des droits de l’homme, et les consultants en matiere de transition.)

a tous(tes)  les interessé(es) n’hesitez pas a consulter le site de sciences Po Liban ou d’appeler les numeros figurant sur la fiche ci dessous.

Rita

Les nouvelles options du Master de L'Institut des Sciences Politiques

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I had enough with beautiful places being savaged by too much marketing and ads.

The Wadi Qanoubine, is one of the beautiful most peaceful places in Lebanon, that have been savaged by irregular restaurants and WC….

The Jaj cedar forest rehabilitated by Monaco had been savaged by barbecues in Lebanon, pple coming with their bags of charcoal and lighting fire under the cedar trees.

Now it is Jeita Time…..

the grotto is Magnificent, it is a natural grotto in Keserwan ( from where I come from) , with huge stalagmites and stalactites ( and you can correct my spelling mistakes)

a new campaign using new media (  Facebook, sms , billboards) has been launched nationally for people to vote for Jeita grotto as one of the 7 wonders of the world.

you can vote by sms for free… Attention the 10 cents are perceived by a personal company ( the 7 wonders organisers)…. the free hotline is 1070…

the politicians are helping by asking people ” Don’t vote for us, Vote for Jeita Grotto”

new ad campaign by the ministry of tourism and politicians " don't vote for us vote for jeita grotto"

I read the post of Khoder Salameh in his blog mouwaten Jou3an….

I am cross posting it, because he voices out my feelings too.

Arabic speakers Do not hesitate to read his blog: لا تصوّتوا لمغارة جعيتا

لا تصوّتوا لمغارة جعيتا

برمجة جوعان

خضر سلامة

لماذا لن أصوّت لمغارة جعيتا جعيتا؟ ولماذا أدعو الجميع أن لا يصوّت لجعيتا؟ حسناً، كان من الأفضل أن يكون السؤال لماذا قد أصوّت لجعيتا؟ ولماذا على الجميع أن يقاطع التصويت لجعيتا؟

فلنبدأ من الأساس، إن مباراة انتقاء عجائب الدنيا السبع الجدد، هي مباريات مهنية، تعتمد، على الأقل في المبدأ، على فكرة التصويت المدرك والواع لواحدة من بين خيارات عديدة بين روائع الدنيا الطبيعية، روائع كثيرة، تفوق، بوجهة نظري الشخصية، بلادة مرتبة جعيتا الفنية الطبيعية، أمام عظمة روائع أخرى، جعيتا، التي بالمناسبة، موقعها في الجغرافيا السياحية اللبنانية مميز عن أكثر من عشرة مغارات أخرى تشبهها في لبنان، ومعلم سياحي تاريخي أهم منها مهمل، لأسباب جيوسياسية تقوم على تفوق مناطقي لبناني انمائي، على مناطق أخرى، غير محظوظة بنيل رضا دولة لبنان المركزية، لذا، لن أصوّت لجعيتا.

لن أصوّت لجعيتا، لأن في ذلك تكريس أبدي لفكرة لبنان البلد السياحي الخدماتي، وتكالب الوزراء والنواب من مختلف الجهات، على التصويت لها، اقرار رسمي نهائي باهمال قطاعات الصناعة والزراعة التي تآمر عليها المعارضون والموالون سوية، لدفنها طوالة عشرين عاماً من الحريرية اللعينة.

لن أصوّت لجعيتا، لأن حملات التصويت مبنية على وطنية تافهة وسخيفة، وتدعو لشوفينية انتماء لا يعنيني، لا يمكنني، أن أنتمي لوطن لا يقبلني، لا يعطيني دولة، لا هوية تاريخية ولا هوية انسانية، ويعاملني كمواطن أجنبي تابع لجالية تسمى تلطيفا، طائفة، لا أنتمي، وإلى أن يقدّم لي هذا اللبنان هوية واضحة، لا أنتمي.

لن أصوّت لجعيتا، لأن هذه الحكومة المسعورة على صرف الأموال على الحملات الاعلامية لهذه العجيبة، تحوي ألف عجيبة أخرى، لم يتفق عليها المتفقون على جعيتا، أليس غلاء الأسعار قبل زيادة الأجور وبعدها، عجيبة؟ أليست خزينة الصفدي التي تستهدف الفقراء في ميزانية ظالمة جديدة، عجيبة؟ أليس تضخم الدين العام على يد الحريري الأب، برعاية رسمية من السنيورة، ثم الابن، ثم معارضيه، عجيبة؟ أليست انجازات الجيش اللبناني الأمني من دم اللبنانيين الفقراء في البقاع والضاحية والأطراف والمخيمات، عجيبة؟ لماذا أصوّت لجعيتا وحدها؟ نظامنا نظام عجائبي من أساسه.

لن أصوّت لجعيتا، لأن رسم الدخول اليها يقارب العشرين ألف ليرة،يضاف اليها كلفة الوصول اليها التي تقارب تنكة بنزين واحدة تفوق الثلاثين ألف ليرة، ما يجعل كلفة الزيارة تقارب الخمسة بالمئة من دخل اللبناني العاديّ جداً، ولن أصوّت لجعيتا، لأن حكومات الطائف الحريرية الممضية بخط يد المعارضة أيضاً، سلمتها لشركة خاصة بقوانين مبتكرة تخالف نص القوانين اللبنانية، يستنفع منها أزلام النظام، ولأن أصوت لجعيتا، لأني كلبناني مكلّف ضرائبياً، يذهب ريعها إلى خزينة مثقوبة بالفساد، فلا يصلني من خدماتها شيئاً.

صّوتوا يا أصدقائي لكهرباء لبنان المقطوعة الغالية على قلبكم، عجيبة، ولاتصالات لبنان الغالية على جيبكم، عجيبة، صوّتوا لمعارضة تقبّل الموالاة في صفقات الفساد، عجيبة، ولرؤساء ثلاث، يخرجون في فوضى المنطقة والمنعطفات التاريخية التي نمر فيها، والحالات المأساوية المعيشية، والغلاء العارم، والفوضى الأمنية، يخرج رؤسائنا الثلاثة مع موظفيهم ليعلنوا موقفاً تاريخياً واحداً: صوّتوا لجعيتا.

لأن سوق النخاسة كبير، وسوق الدعارة السياسية أكبر، لا تصوّتوا لجعيتا، لأن فيها، صورة مغارة علي بابا بثلاثين رأساً، ومعه مئة وثمانية وعشرون لصاً

Source: http://jou3an.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/%d9%84%d8%a7-%d8%aa%d8%b5%d9%88%d9%91%d8%aa%d9%88%d8%a7-%d9%84%d9%85%d8%ba%d8%a7%d8%b1%d8%a9-%d8%ac%d8%b9%d9%8a%d8%aa%d8%a7/

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Merci Chanty, pour le lien,

voila une video montrant un des nombreux salons de beaute pour ENFANTS!!!

Apres les publicites pornographiques, les publicites sexistes, voila, une autre mode qui commence chez nous,

un traitement special enfant…. il faut etre belle, creative, coloree, et beau, jagual, trendy…. j’oublie quelque chose?? Avec du Gel gelatineux sur la tete, et les cheveux en herisson… bon “yestoflo” comme dirait mes amis (es)….

Dans quel monde mes enfants vivront? Donneront-ils autant d’importance a l’image? et quelle image???

…. Qu’en Pensez vous???

je vous laisse avec le lien de la BBC….

Rita!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15065043

 

“From its stylish night clubs to its status as a destination for cosmetic surgery, Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, has long been popular with the image-conscious.

But in recent years the number of beauty parlours specifically for young girls has risen.

One such business is Chez Lulu, which offers make-up and hair styling for girls aged four years and up.

When it opened, the business attracted criticism from parents who said the treatments were unsuitable for children.

BBC News spoke to worker Stephanie Ghafari and five-year-old Malak Mohammad.

Is children’s salon going too far?

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Waouw!

je viens de checker le site de Kherr berr. http://kherrberr.org

je vous copie le premier paragraphe qui explique qui ils sont (” ils” les filles :-)) encore un pronom utilise en langue francaise, au  lieu de elles…. discrimination insidieuse?? 🙂 un sujet qui pourrait interesser certains et certaines, et qui necessairement est a approfondir…  )

“Kherr Berr” is a media monitor that specialises in overseeing the different types of gender discrimination, including biases based on colour, race, religion, appearance, sexual orientation, and social class. Kherr Berr also regulates “social transgressions” found in the media and advertising worlds, like the encouragement of violence against fellow humans in general, and women in specific, and the promotion of a fixed template-like image of men, women, and their families in stereotypical moulds when it comes to their appearance, personality, and lifestyles. Last but not least, Kherr Berr also exposes the objectification of women and their use as “items” to promote products and services.”

le Site est en deux langues ( arabe et anglais) et souligne en images et commentaires cyniques et poignants les discriminations faites a l’encontre de beaucoup.

Je vous recopie quelques articles que j’ai trouve Extra! Les amis, nous vivons dans un monde de stereotypes, et ou l’image qu’on nous inculque regente notre vie….

je me souviens encore de la publicite d’Exotica ( Merci Maman pour le nez non refait, comme quoi si mon nez ne ressemble pas a un toboggan, je ne suis pas belle ni naturelle… bref) je reviens a Kherr berr et je vous conseille vivement de feuilleter toutes les pages!!

ici, avec mes collegues du bureau nous etions scotchees ce matin aux pages de KherrBerr…..

Le premier billet que je vous ai choisi est le RANCHO ADD… A Vous de voir tout le billet avec les photos sur le site :

http://kherrberr.org/kherrberr/2011/09/el-rancho-ads/?lang=en ( EN anglais)

http://kherrberr.org/kherrberr/2011/09/el-rancho-ads/ ( En arabe)

“El Rancho Ads

On the highway from Beirut to Jbeil, you can’t help but notice the huge “El Rancho” ads spread all over the highway, marketing for the amusement activities provided by the company themed with the “wild west” scene. A blond woman with big boobs, half covered body, appears with an alert position, dangling ropes in her hands, once facing the bull and another facing the camera, was displayed in these ads. Appearing next to her is the phrase “Are you ready?” And we cannot help but ask: can we sum up the “Wild West” culture with a naked sexy woman’s body?And does this photo reflect the activities planned in “El Rancho’s- wild west- rodeo” festival?

Does this mean if I don’t fit the ads’ preferences as a woman, that I can’t be a part in this competition?
Until when will the ads continue to use women’s bodies as a tool for seduction and suggestion of sexual acts, where society refuses to admit the existence of a women’s sex drive? Couldn’t a deeper and more comprehensive statement of the festival’s contents and nature, other than an image of a model woman with savage features, wresting with a bull? Do you think the ad designer realizes that the women in the “Wild West” do not wear such revealing wear? These are only a few questions raised up by the “El Rancho’ ad campaign, and therefore, that’s why this campaign is worthy of being this week’s number 1 for exploiting women’s bodies.   Excuse me, may I look different than her? Bust: Between Large and Extra Large Ankles: Matchsticks Buttocks: Bust Size x 10 Waist: Between 2 cm and 2.3 cm Shoe size: 34 and below Please refer to the following ads to get a clearer picture of how your body should look like to qualify as a beautiful and socially accepted woman.”
 
 Le deuxieme billet A VOIR: Est celui qui s’arrete sur la publicite de Aishti:
ils ( elles? ) l’ont intitule Malhamat (est le mot arabe pour Boucherie) de aishti:

“Malhamat aishti ikhwan

Ashkit on September 27th, 2011

Aishti ads

 

Je ne peux qu’applaudir l’excellente initiative de ceux et celles qui enfin montrent dans quel monde de stereotype, de boites nous vivons,

Bravo et courage pour le reste chere equipe de KHERRBERR.ORG

Rita!


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Dear Readers,

 

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Gender and Development e-Brief (No 112)

Please note that the Development e-Brief is posted on line on the following URLM:http://crtda.org.lb/webfm_send/431

 

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Gender and Development e -Brief / Issue 112

September 2011

IN THIS ISSUE

 

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM

In Lebanon

Girls’ camp in Lebanon focuses on technology for empowerment

Support Groups with Iraqi Refugee Men & Youth on SGBV

In Iran

‘We are everywhere’: Gay and Lesbian Iranians Come Out on Facebook

In Yemen

Protests continue in Yemen with Women

 

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS

Questionnaire Challenges Candidates on Human Rights Issues in Tunisia

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

In Irak

Continuing Challenges for Women’s Rights in Iraq

Attacks Continue on Women Human Rights Defenders

In Jordan

Rape Case Turns Focus to Jordan’s Factory’

In Iran

Gay Rights: A World of Inequality

Women’s rights activist, Faranak Farid, beaten severely in detention


… STEPS FORWARD

In Saudi Arabia

Women in Saudi Arabia to vote and run in elections

In Lebanon

A small step towards literacy

In Bahrain

Woman Elected MP Unopposed in By-Election in Bahrain

In Morocco

Gender at the Heart of New Moroccan Constitution

In Tunisia

Tunisia is leading the way on women’s rights in the Middle East

More on Tunisia lifting reservations on CEDAW


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GENDER RIGHTS

Gender Equality boosts development- the World Bank Report

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Social Media Week Beirut (SMW Beirut) will be organized for the first time in Beirut, by 90:10 Group Middle East.

“SMW Beirut is aimed to be a unique and innovative social media week, happening over 5 days, with more than 30 events in different venues in the city, giving access to as large audience as possible, connecting people & content around diverse and rich themes, with speakers and participants from different horizons, bringing to all the learning experiences for a better understanding of social media in each of industry sectors.”

Friends don’t hesitate to check the website, the schedule, the program, http://socialmediaweek.org/

I ll be participating for 2 days:

Wednesday 21 sept the panel entitled ” Crowd sourcing, Social Collaboration, citizen journalism and the future of traditional journalism” with 6 panelist and a moderator.

Friday 23 sept “The impact of Social Networking on the way we Govern & are Governed

as For the place both discussions are going to be at  Altcity, Hamra….

See you there?

Dont forget to REGISTER!!

Rita

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Dear friends and readers,

I have been intrigued by this big billboard campaign.

I took the picture of the 2 adds .

the message of one the ad is clear: your body is not a game in their hands;

showing a nude body with 2 hands covering the breasts,

as for the other, the message is “advertisement are not a porn thing”  meaning “yes for more prude ads….” I didn’t figure out the book or other illustration that shows it….( if someone can explain, welcome!)

I took those pictures today, the ads are on the road of Zouk Mosbeh, a village known for the proliferation of ads on its roads.

I understand that in Dbayeh and Zouk and after the tunel as a friend told me , we can see more nude pictures, ads of lingerie…. bref,

the ads are signed by “ al ayleh” it  means ” the family” in cooperation with the municipality of Zouk Mosbeh.

do not hesitate to give me your feedback on the campaign;

I understand that the quality of the ad is not good ( the sentence written in white is not clear ) , but what about the message??

I agree with the ” your body is not a game in their hands” what about you??

 

Rita!

your body is not a game in their hands add campaign picture taken in Zouk Mosbeh Lebanon

the other billboard for the same campaign:

 

the add campaign "ads are not a porn story " taken at zouk mosbeh Lebanon by rita chemaly

 

the 2 billboards in Zouk Mosbeh taken by R.C

 

 

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“A friend Aiman, had been shot to death by the trainer, during a training session organised by NDI that took place in Beirut, in July 2011.”

….

Catchy?

that happened 🙂 during the session that  aimed to  improve “professional Standards of Citizen Journalists”.  Citizen journalist are bloggers, and activists who use the web and the internet to voice out their needs. In my thesis I called them “webactors”. The internet is a new space for citizen to comment and cover stories as they wish, and MENA bloggers and activists are publishing stories and voicing out their frustrations. NDI with the aswat ( voices in arabic) program,  organised the training on 2 days, to help the bloggers and activists to be more accurate and objective and truthful  in covering a story.

at the end of the training workshop the participants produced with the help of a former CNN reporter  a code of ethics for citizen journalists.     

and for you dear readers and friends the Code of ethics produced by the participants to the Beirut workshop:

( good work dears!!!)

Guidelines for Good Citizen Journalistic Practices

-Be accurate.

-Be transparent about who you are/your role in the story, your methodology, and any conflicts of interest.

-Always be fair.

-Disclose any funding you receive.

-Be careful about posting developments that have not been confirmed or that you have not witnessed yourself.

-Do not distribute copyrighted material or plagiarize.

-Always provides links to original sources .

-Do not post anything that will endanger someone’s life.

-Do not sell information about your subscribers or followers’ list.

-Do not fabricate stories, or digitally alter pictures or video.

– Avoid profanity.

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 القواعد الأخلاقية للصحافيين المواطنين

       تحرى الدقة دائماً –
-الالتزام بالصدق والشفافية بما يتعلق بالإفصاح عن هويتك كمواطن صحفي وعن دورك في المادة التي تنشرها الى جانب ايضاح منهجيتك الخاصة المتبعة في بث المواد وعن أي تضارب في المصالح
كن عادلا-
اكشف عن أي تمويل-
كن حذرا و لا تنشر التطورات التي لم يتم تأكيدها أو التي لم تشهدها بنفسك-
لا تقتبس أو تنشر أية مواد ذات حقوق طبع ونشر محفوظة دون إذن مسبق من مالكها-
دائما، صل إلى المصادر الأصلية-
لا تنشر أي شيء يمكن أن يضر شخصا أو يعرض حياته للخطر-
لا تبع أي من المعلومات التي تخص قائمة المشتركين أو المتابعين لك-
لا تخترع قصصا، أو تعدل الصور والفيديو رقميا-
تجنب الشتائم-
حذر القارئ عند وجود أية مواد مزعجة ضمن المادة التي تقوم بنشرها

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Chers et cheres, je vous prie de lire l’article de Janine jalkh qui a couvert pour l’Orient le jour la table ronde qui a eu lieu a l’Institut des Sciences Politiques sur les Intifadas arabes.

n’hesitez pas a lire et voir aussi,  les presentations que j’avais publie precedemment!

https://ritachemaly.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/la-presentation-sur-les-reseaux-sociaux-et-les-intifadas-arabes/

 

https://ritachemaly.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/les-reseaux-numeriques-au-service-des-intifadas-arabes-par-rita-chemaly/

 

texte de la presentation:

https://ritachemaly.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/table-ronde-isp-intifadas-arabes-et-ntic-par-rita-chemaly.pdf

Illustration de la presentation:

https://ritachemaly.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/arab-uprising-illustration-of-presentation-at-the-political-science-institute-by-rita-chemaly.pdf

 
Les intifadas dans le monde arabe : approches explicatives
Jeanine Jalkh

publié le dimanche 24 avril 2011
 

Conférence Comment expliquer ce qui se passe aujourd’hui dans le monde arabe ? Quels sont les facteurs qui ont déclenché ces turbulences ? Telles étaient les questions soulevées lors d’une causerie organisée par l’Institut des sciences politiques (ISP) de l’USJ.

Sans prétendre apporter des réponses définitives au phénomène des révolutions en chaîne qui continuent d’agiter la scène arabe, les participants, deux professeurs d’université, Fahmiyeh Charafeddine et Raghid Solh, un syndicaliste, Ghassan Slaiby, et une experte en médias sociaux, Rita Chemali, se sont penchés sur la question en apportant des éclairages divers, de type social, politique et économique.

En essayant de répondre à la question de savoir comment ces révolutions ont débuté, Fahmiyeh Charafeddine, professeur de sociologie à l’UL, a mis en exergue ce qu’elle a appelé les « accumulations négatives » – le despotisme, les misères subsidiaires, l’exclusion etc. – et les accumulations positives – les nouvelles idées des droits de l’homme, la chute de l’URSS, le colloque de Pékin – au cours des soixante dernières années dans le monde arabe. C’est le brassage de ces accumulations contraires qui a conduit, à un moment donné, à l’explosion populaire, explique-t-elle.

Tout au long de son exposé, Mme Charafeddine insistera sur le caractère spontané de ces mouvements, « qui n’ont pas été médités intellectuellement », éludant la théorie du complot qui consiste à y voir une réaction téléguidée par l’Occident, plus particulièrement les États-Unis. Selon elle, l’apport des idées occidentales a été certes important, mais il faut reconnaître que le corpus idéologique des révolutions nationalistes et par la suite socialistes dans le monde arabe existait déjà. Il a largement contribué à donner naissance à un nouveau corpus qui a inspiré les nouveaux slogans des jeunes réformateurs, souligne-t-elle.

Politologue et conseiller à l’Institut Issam Farès, Raghid Solh s’est penché sur ce qu’il a appelé la dichotomie entre démocratie socio-économique et démocratie socio-politique. Une dichotomie qu’il juge fallacieuse, puisqu’en réalité elle servait l’intérêt des régimes despotiques dans la région. Après avoir expliqué l’échec du système néolibéral notamment en Tunisie et en Égypte (la privatisation n’aura profité qu’aux classes dirigeantes corrompues en affaiblissant le secteur public), système qui a élargi le fossé entre riches et pauvres, M. Solh a démontré comment les promesses de réformes politiques sont également restées de l’ordre du théorique. Et de conclure que les masses arabes ont fini par défier le statu quo en réclamant simultanément une justice sociale et un système de gouvernance démocratique.

Ghassan Slaiby, représentant au sein de l’Internationale des services publics, s’est penché pour sa part sur le rôle des syndicats dans les mouvements sociaux arabes récents. Il a relevé qu’à l’exception de l’Union générale des travailleurs tunisiens, de la Fédération générale des syndicats à Bahreïn et de différentes centrales syndicales marocaines, les centrales syndicales arabes ont appuyé les régimes politiques et n’ont pas participé aux mouvements sociaux. « Face aux centrales syndicales appuyant le pouvoir, des groupes ouvriers et des syndicats indépendants ou autonomes à l’égard des centrales et du régime politique ont participé aux mouvements. C’est ce qui apparaît manifestement dans trois pays jusqu’à présent : en Égypte, en Algérie et en Jordanie », a-t-il précisé.

Spécialiste des médias sociaux, Rita Chemali a présenté, de manière exhaustive, les différents médias numériques qui, a-t-elle dit, « ont constitué la pierre de voûte des mouvements sociaux ». L’intervenante a passé en revue les différents sites interactifs utilisés pour propager l’information, coordonner les mouvements des jeunes et inciter à l’action, « créant ainsi de nouveaux liens de solidarité et de sociabilité notamment pour contourner la censure ». La nouvelle génération de médias a également été fort utile par moments pour alerter sur les disparus lors des arrestations, voire pour les retrouver. Le rôle de ces médias a été certes primordial, mais il ne faut pas oublier que la révolution effective a bel et bien eu lieu dans la rue, a néanmoins souligné Mme Chemali.

 

publié par l’Orient le Jour

http://www.lorientlejour.com/catego…

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Funny, in Lebanon, News Papers do not always check the information they publish….

An example???

An Nahar, the 17 of may 2011 in the issue 24391 , Al Anwar , As Safir, issue 11888 date 17/5/2011,  Al Akhbar, El Mustakbal, issue 3999, al JoumhouriyaAl Liwaa:

they all published a news coming from the parliament commission for administration and justice, without being sure of the articles and dispositions  amended:

they all stipulated that article 16 disposition 2 of the social security law has been amended: whereas it is the article 26 of the social security law that has been amended, giving women a right for a “full” and complete salary during the 10 weeks of the maternal leave;

another disposition they copy pasted without verification is the article “572” and in fact it is the article  “562″ of the penal code and the abolition of the crime of honor in Lebanon….

wishing for the news to be more precise, and accurate, I clap my hands for the “unverified” copy paste of the sources!

Rita ….

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Le Rôle des Nouveaux Medias et Réseaux Sociaux par Rita Chemaly Institut des Sciences Politiques Amphiteatre Walid Ben Talal

Chers amis, et amies,

pour ceux qui n’ont pas pu venir a Sciences Po, la semaine derniere, pour la table ronde organisee autour des Intifadas arabes,

(TABLE RONDE, Mercredi 20 Avril 2011, Amphiteatre Walid Ben Talal, Institut des Sciences Politiques, a 3h30pm, avec comme intervenants et intervenantes : Professeur Mme Fahmieh Charafedine, M. Raghid el Solh, M. Ghassan Slaiby, Mlle Rita Chemaly)

je vous prie de voir en piece jointe, ma presentation succinte du role joue par les nouveaux moyens de communications dans les revoltes, et je dis bien Revoltes, et par Revolution!Table ronde ISP Intifadas arabes et NTIC par Rita Chemaly

Pour avoir la presentation Power point aussi, je vous prie de m’envoyer un ptit mail.

voici quelques photos prises par Michele ( Merci) ! Un grand merci a l’equipe de sc po, et aussi une grande pensee a toutes et tous ceux et celles qui m’ont envoye les nouvelles, et photos et elements qui me manquaient!

  Rita

Rita Chemaly Les reseaux sociaux et les revoltes arabes

 

 

INTIFADAS ARABES A SC PO avril 2011

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Les technologies de la communication et la modernité du système politique libanais

Étude de cas centré sur les NTIC, et l’utilisation des Réseaux sociaux

 par Mlle Rita CHEMALY

Chers amis, et amies,

je vous prie de voir dans le lien ci joint la présentation que j’ai fait concernant la recherche que j’ai prépare pour avoir mon DEA.

durant 3 ans je n’ai fait que rechercher des documents, assister à des séminaires et conférences, rencontrer des gens sur le sujet des Nouvelles technologies de l’information les NTIC, les médias sociaux, facebook, les blogs, twitter et autres.

Enfin, j’ai pu réaliser la recherche, et je publie en pièce attachée la présentation orale illustraive.

Dans l’espoir d’avoir vos commentaires, et qu’elle puisse servir aux étudiants chercheurs, activistes et les intéressés par ce sujet

 Rita!

 Presentation recherche de Rita Chemaly

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A great news I have received this morning, is that Ali is free.

Ali has blogged about Bahreini’s issues. And he was arrested and tortured, and imprisoned.

The good thing in this story that the minister of foreign affairs in Bahrein Khalida khalifa , is a user of Twitter, and social devices.

He reads the posts, and is connected to the social networks, I hope that he helped in freeing Ali, and will continue to help the freedom of speech in Bahrain.

During the workshop held in Morocco, organised by ASWAT , the bloggers ( MENA network) took Ali’s case as their case and tried to see how they can organise and advocacy campaign to free him.

Many e-activists as Nasser, Hisham, and others, had many ideas:

Nasser in Budapest at the google conference, distributed widely  the sticker ” free Ali”

Hisham took pictures of all the participants with a banner Free Ali…. I have one too!

the e-activists created a blog, on WordPress to cover Ali’s story, and a group on Facebook to keep in touch with all those who joined the campaign.

twitter and other devices were also used!

Arab People are voicing out their needs, No one can stop them from expressing their social , religious, economical, and political frustration.

With their Actions, protests, campaign, sit in, blogging and else, they are being able to tell their regimes and governments what they Want and the way they want to do it!!!

Good job guys and Girls!

Good job connected people, and people on this planet!!

Rita!!!

Ali Abdulemam Bahreini Blogger

For more information, again on Ali’s story do not hesitate to visit the blog and the facebook group  Free Bahraini Blogger Ali Abdulemam!

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The People (We the People) are playing the most important role in the Arab World.

In Lebanon in 2005, peaceful collective actions by a huge mass of mobilized citizen were able to make a cabinet Leave, and the Syrian army leave, and the independence of Lebanon Be. The story of the Lebanese spring was made in 2005 by the people, the young, the university youth, and the help of a coalition of political forces.

In Tunis a boy that had a university degree was able by his nonetheless violent action (burn himself) to mobilize his fellows against an unbearable social situation. Judges, doctors, women and men, without sexual differences, or gender and class differences demanded that the dictator leave.

In Egypt few of what I call” e-activists” were able to organize marches, and protests, in a closed system,  that usually close roads, follow activists in metro-stations, and intimidate all kind of opposition, by a well formed police against all kind of Human rights of speech and group.

Those few e-activists were able to mobilize millions of people in Egypt and in the World for their cause against the Regime of Mubarak, they were able by their tenacity and will to down the pharaoh, even against the will of first  “class” nations, that were lobbying for a smooth transition, forgetting that people’s lives were cut in an un-smooth manner!

In Yemen, People are trying to remove a dictator from its place, a well kept place since years and decades.

In Bahrein, bloggers and activists are being arrested, and tortured and intimidated with allegations on them being terrorists,

People have been killed while they were protesting in a beautiful square, the pearl square in a peaceful way;

In Libya the story is the same, massive protests are being organized, the voices are loud and clear, No to a Bloody regim, No to Dictatorship”…

But as in Tunis, in Bahrein, in Egypt, unarmed demonstrators are being massacred. This time not only, with horses and “baltajy” but with planes. The dictator is using the pilots of the Nation, to crush the multiplication of the non violent democratic movements that are occupying multiple streets in many cities by the people of the Nation.  Unarmed demonstrators are tortured, killed, firebombed, molested, and the synonyms are many, and the bloody actions of the dictator’s are many… but the People will decide What they want, the Way they want.

People of all Nations, decades of tyranny, brutality, despotism, nepotism, are over, When you the People declares a Game Over.

We did it once in Lebanon, but our system, the political system needs a change, a complete make over, and we will voice out our frustration,  against a political forces that are playing with our well-being, we will say like you Game Over with the bad social Situation we are all living.

rita!

©  Rita Chemaly. www.ritachemaly.wordpress.com

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