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Gary R. Bunt

Indonesia Elections 2019

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

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Ongoing Australia Case

ABC Australia, Man searched online for Islamic punishments for wife's infidelity before murder, court told
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Inji Aflatoun Google Doodle

The National, Who was Inji Aflatoun? Google Doodle honours Egyptian painter and feminist
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Uber KSA Gender Preferences

The National, Female Uber drivers in Saudi Arabia can now choose their passengers' gender
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Male Guardianship Tweets

Stepfeed, Saudi father criticizes the male guardianship system in viral tweet
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Begum Legal Aid

BBC, Shamima Begum: IS bride set to be granted legal aid
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Iraq Gaming Bans(?)

Independent, Fortnite and PUBG to be banned in Iraq over links with violence and crime
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#SudanUprising

Updated information about the Sudan protests. Discover More…

Gamer complaints

Stepfeed, Gamer in Dubai kept on losing ... so he filed a complaint to authorities
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Ilhan Omar

The current Ilhan Omar coverage provides a significant case study on how information can be taken out of context, applied irresponsibly, and used/abused by various parties, from 'imams' to the American president. This article provides a very good summary of the events. There is much more on my twitter feed. And of course Ilhan Omar's own social media.

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Muslim Celebrity Culture & 'Trauma Tourism'

Vanessa Taylor, Al Jazeera, Opinion piece, The problem with Muslim Celebrity Culture
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Uighurs & social media

Darren Byler, Guardian, China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority, 10 Apr 2019
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Shamima Begum Update

Richard Hall & Lizzie Dearden, Independent, Shamima Begum 'was member of feared Isis morality police' in Syria Discover More…

Sadaf Khadem - Iranian boxer

Going viral this weekend - it's a great story


Le Parisien, Sadaf Khadem, première boxeuse iranienne de l’histoire, gagne son combat
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