Cartography of Iran’s Online Publics: Political Landscape of Persian Twitter in 2013–with Emad Khazraee
Emad Khazraee will discuss his project on the cartography of Iran’s online publics, which seeks to collect empirical evidence that helps us to achieve a high resolution image of public online environments in Iran. As part of this project, he has conducted research on the Twitter use among Iranian users during Iran’s 2013 presidential election.
Sanctions, armed conflicts and information wars – the year 2014 has turned the world around. Are we at the doorstep of the new Cold War? Dr Kamenchuk from Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) will open up newest data on people’s views in the former Soviet countries regarding the latest political developments.
Jonathan Donner details the growing importance of ‘mobile-centric internet use’ in the developing world. It offers an integrative lens through which we can might understand the sociotechnical and developmental implications of an internet that is becoming more global and inclusive as it becomes more mobile.