#HashtagIdentities: Arab Social Media and the Struggle over Religious, Cultural and Political Norms (compl.)

The project “#HashtagIdentities: Twitter-Debates, Twitter-Networks and the Struggle over Political, Social and Cultural Norms in the Arab World” studies the unfolding of debates on Twitter in the Arab world. Based on case studies, content patterns as well as geographical) network structures are analyzed with regards to the questions of how debates on Twitter interact with local politics and what transnational spaces of solidarity around local events emerge on Twitter.

The project will run from April till December 2015 and is been financed by the German Federal Foreign Office. The project is headed by Isabelle Werenfels, Head of the Research Division Middle East and Africa.


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