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Sunday, April 15 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
In a Time of Instability: Conflict Tipping Points in the Politics of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

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This panel investigates online and traditional media’s roles in conflicts across a broad swath of nations that have experienced political turmoil recently. Conflicts examined are set in the “Arab Spring,” Taliban struggles in Afghanistan, as well as ongoing clashes within nations of Southeast Asia—Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In each of these settings, media have become forces that have redefined the terms of conflict and resolution. Moderator: Drew McDaniel, Ohio University
Panelists: Rudi Sukandar, STIKOM LSPR Jakarta & Maarif Institute Jakarta; Ethnic Conflicts and Leadership Shifts among Indonesia’s Madurese and Dayak Communities
Azlan Razif Yahya, Ohio University; Malay Civilization: An ideological discourse analysis of Najib Tun Razak’s 61st UMNO General Assembly speech.
Carrie Sipes, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Masudul Biswas, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Roles of Social Media in “Arab Spring”: A Content Analysis of Posts During the Uprising in Syria and Libya
Roshan Noorzai, Voice of America; The Taliban Online: Post-9/11 Taliban’s Use of the Internet
Chalisa Magpanthong, Ohio University; Drew McDaniel, Ohio University; A Content Analysis of Domestic and International Media Coverage of the Thai Red Shirt

Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Conference Room 1

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