CFP: ‘Minorities and New Media: Revisiting the Field’

CFP: Special Issue on: ‘Minorities and New Media: Revisiting the Field’

Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research (JAMMR)


Deadline: 28/2/2017

This special issue of the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, which coincides with its tenth anniversary, aims at enriching the debate on new media and minority communities around the world. In an age of unprecedented technological developments, the use of minority groups of satellite TV and social media begs further research from multidisciplinary scholarship.

Banking on the above, this special issue of JAMMR seeks to critically address this ever growing area of enquiry and revisit the field from various theoretical and empirical dimensions. It welcomes contributions based on original empirical studies regarding (and not necessarily limited to) the following themes:

– Minority communities, social media and national identity.
– Diaspora and the media, revisiting the concept/field.
– Uses and reception of minority communities of satellite TV and radio.
– Satellite TV and social media as alternative platforms for news and entertainment.
– Social media, the youth and transcultural spaces.
– Minority media, counterpublics and political activism.
– New media and hegemonic/counterhegemonic discourses.
– How minorities respond to perceived biased mainstream media outlets.
– How the growing number of minority media outlets in the west inform about the undercurrents of power struggle in modern society.

Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted via e-mail to Noureddine Miladi (Editor) on: Each manuscript should be between 7500 and 8500 words including bibliography. All submissions will be blind-refereed.
Please refer to the Contributor Guidelines for the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research ( ) before you formally submit your paper.

Deadlines for submissions:
– Abstracts of no more than 250 words along the author’s bio (100 words) and author’s full contact details: by 28th February 2017
– Full papers: by 30th June 2017
– Referees’ feedback: by 15th July 2017
– Expected publication of the special issue: October 2017 (Volume 10, Issue 2)

The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research (JAMMR) is an international academic refereed journal published by Intellect in the UK and specializes in the study of Arab and Middle Eastern media and society.

You may wish to access papers of Volume 9 (2016) in the following links from the journal’s website:

Issue 9.1

– Exclusion in the Canadian context: Full-face veils as a barrier to citizenship
Authors: Lara Mazurski
– ‘Islamonausea, not Islamophobia’: The many faces of cyber hate speech
Authors: Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero And Abdul Halik Azeez
– Imagining Muslims as the ‘Other’ in Muslim political films
Authors: Nadira Khatun
– The strategic use of news coverage of the 2009 ‘Green Movement’ in the US and Iranian newspapers as social drama
Authors: Olesya Venger
– From pan-Arab nationalism to political Islam: A Ricoeurian reading of Al Jazeera’s coverage of the ‘6th Arab-Israeli war’ in Lebanon
Authors: Dima Saber
– Al Jazeera and the Australian public broadcasters
Authors: Scott Bridges
– Framing the Libyan uprising: A comparison between Al Jazeera Arabic’s and BBC Arabic’s coverage of the 2011 uprising and ensuing NATO intervention
Authors: Sumaya Al Nahed

Issue 9.2

– Journalists’ attitudes towards journalism regulations in the Arab world: Oman as a case study
Authors: Abdullah K. Al-Kindi and Bader S. Al-Syabi
– The emerging ‘Alternative’ journalism paradigm: Arab journalists and online news
Authors: Aziz Douai and Mohamed Ben Moussa
– New interactive teaching technologies and education process at the UAE University: What are the uses, obstacles and added values?
Authors: Kamal Hamidou
– Uses and effects of companies’ Facebook pages among Jordanian users
Authors: Azzam A. H. Elananza and Abd El-Basit A. H. Mahmoud
– Religion and global media: Impact of Arabic TV channels on lowland Eritrean youth
Authors: Indira S. Mannar and Vijayalakshmi Peddiboyina
– Revisiting online banner advertising recall: An experimental study of the factors affecting banner recall in an Arab context
Authors: Lina Khattab and Abeer A. Mahrous