West Asia

Mobilization: Social Networking and Iranian Politics

On Twitter, Photos, Blogs and Iran's Politics

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference-holding entity, holding conferences on themes related to three areas of technology, entertainment, and design. It is owned by The Sapling Foundation, which aims to disseminate ideas and expert knowledge.

How Twitter can make history, a TED Talk by Clay Shirky (Link)

Hip-Hop, Reggae, and the Middle East

Contribution by sefat

Palestinian rap group DAM, Da Arab MC’s, have received over three hundred thousand hits on Youtube. Part of this video was shot during an actual riot. You can learn more about them at http://www.dampalestine.com/main.html .

Iran: Rap Against the West

IRAN'S OWN EMINEM RAPS FOR ISLAM

With his desire to purge Iranian culture of the un-Islamic influence of 'decadent western music', President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad needs all the allies he can get.

But now he has support in the unlikely form of Kiarash Alimi, a teenage Iranian musician who has taken up rap to persuade fellow youth their tastes are misguided.

Mosaic News - World News from the Middle East

The Mosaic: thirty minute news coverage of each country in the Middle East. The news is from the perspective of each country’s main news network. This page will be updated every Friday.  


 

 

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