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Gary R. Bunt

Indonesian Cyber Islam

New and Noted: Moch. Syarif Hidayatullah, Mohammad Syairozi Dimyathi, Abdullah, Zubair, Rizqi Handayani. 'The Cyber Islam Contestation In Indonesia'. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology. Vol. 29, No. 7, (2020), pp. 34-44. Available as a PDF. I have yet to read this, but it looks interesting. Discover More…

'Homeland'

Quite an ending for 'Homeland'. Consistently interesting, occasionally erratic series. Numerous bumps throughout (remember the graffiti?) and many other issues. Somewhere out there is a thesis waiting to be written on 'Homeland' and representation concerns - I'd be happy to supervise!!

On the positive side: Clare Danes' great acting held the suspenseful finale together, with Kamasi Washington's magnificent playing!
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Musharraf sentenced to death for treason

BBC News, Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan ex-leader sentenced to death for treason Discover More…

Updated: Welsh politics 'anti-Semitic tweets'

Welsh politics 'anti-Semitic tweets' (and follow-up) Discover More…

FB Tunisia

Meshkal, Fears over Facebook’s Role in Election Campaign Discover More…

Johnson and Islam

Jerry Brotton, Guardian, Boris Johnson’s take on Islam is historically illiterate Discover More…

Sudan: Special Report

Khalid Abdelaziz, Michael Georgy and Maha El Dahan, Reuters, Special Report, Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan’s Bashir was destined to fall Discover More…

New & Noted: America & Islam

New and noted: Lawrence Pintak, America & Islam
Soundbites, Suicide Bombs and the Road to Donald Trump (Bloomsbury) Discover More…

Pew Twitter report

Pew, Sizing Up Twitter Users
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Indonesia Elections 2019

I've been looking at the Indonesian elections, specifically coverage associated with social media issues:

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Click once for prison

Independent, New law where clicking on terrorist propaganda once could mean 15 years in prison comes into force Discover More…

Dark Web Analysis

Politico, How Britain grapples with nationalist dark web (long-read)

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The Next Arab Uprising op-ed

Marwan Muasher, Opinion piece, Foreign Affairs, The Next Arab Uprising: The Collapse of Authoritarianism in the Middle East

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China in Africa - analysis/opinion

Ismail Einashe, The National, China in Africa: an increasingly uneasy marriage of interests
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Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy

Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid, Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy, Brookings
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Twitter reacts to Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s demise

Express Tribune, Twitter reacts to Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s demise, 11 Sep 2018
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