The spread of digital technologies in the Middle East and Africa has generated the view that 'new media' open up political spaces for dissent, activism and emancipation. This conference offers an opportunity to critically reassess these assumptions. "New media, alternative politics" will bring together researchers, academics, activists, journalists and policy makers to discuss whether and how new media empower an alternative politics and mobilise political change.
We welcome proposals for papers or presentations from researchers, activists, practitioners, policymakers and academics from all disciplines. We are happy to consider proposals for presentations in a variety of formats in addition to the traditional format of academic conference papers. These could include presentations via Skype, podcasts, slideshows, short films or posters.
Full details here: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1323/
Presentations should not exceed 30 minutes and will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion. To apply please send abstracts of not more than 300 words to Anne Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 July 2010.
Thursday, 14 October 2010 to Saturday, 16 October 2010
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, UK
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