Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives

Politics and the Media in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East

The Politics and the Media in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East research project explores the role of traditional and new media across the Middle East before, during, and after the events of the Arab Spring.

The historic events of the Arab Spring have been accompanied by profound changes in the role of the traditional and new media across the Middle East. Early on in the uprisings, the printed and electronic media played critical roles in disseminating information, and often even conveying compelling sentiments, within and across national boundaries in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.

Politics and the Media
  • Click here to read about the "Politics and the Media in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East" Working Group Meeting I

As part of its Research and Scholarship initiatives, CIRS organizes several ongoing Working Groups that convene in Doha to examine a variety of international issues. The primary purpose of CIRS research initiatives is to fill in existing research gaps, and to contribute towards furthering knowledge on the prevailing issues related to security, economic stability, and the political realm of the region. Each of these projects involves some of the most prominent scholars of the Middle East and the Gulf region. Each scholar participating will be working on a specific sub-topic, under the overarching subject.​

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read more on the edited volume of academic articles that were delivered at the research initiative.

Book Publication

This Summary Report details the findings presented in the research initiative through working group meetings. The initiative is comprised of original, empirically-grounded investigations that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on Media and Politics.

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