Social Media and Cyber Violence Against Women in the MENA Region
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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Social Media and Cyber Violence Against Women in the MENA Region

25Nov2021
  • 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Webex Events

Gender-based cyber violence is a growing global problem, subjecting many women to verbal and visual abuse and threatening their safety offline. 

Social media has become a battleground for women activists, politicians, and journalists who are increasingly falling victim to targeted online misogyny. This reality has exposed the need to monitor, document, and record the abuse directed at women online, particularly in regions where social media companies commit fewer resources to regulate hate speech. 

This webinar addresses several case studies of journalists writing and broadcasting about Middle East Politics. It highlights the different ways women are exposed to abuse, from hacking and leaking of information to strategic pile-ons with state-aligned influencers. It argues that online violence against women risks marginalizing women's voices in the online public sphere.

Discussions will be held in English. 

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