Analysis: A Ramadan soap opera that attempts to deter people from ISIL gets mired in stereotypes instead.
Donatella Della Ratta
ISIL’s alleged influence on social networking sites might be the result of western hype.
Syrian media entrepreneurs have broken the government’s monopoly over information.
A new wave of occupations redefines citizenship and political participation in Italy, as elections fast approach.
Taboo-breaking TV show once seen as harbinger of political reform looks old-fashioned today in light of the uprising.
Civil disobedience is the only way to mobilise people in big cities that are deemed to be regime strongholds in Syria.
Activists online TV programmes, puppet shows and paper newspapers to spread information and mock the elite.
As a result of privatisation and downsizing, Italian communities have taken culture into their own hands.