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Holes in the Net: Social Networks & Social Changes in Iran

Event organized by LUCIS

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In recent years, social media have turned into a significant source for following and understanding the depth developments in Iranian society. Used by dozens of millions of Iranians, social networks (in particular Telegram, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) serve as an accessible and relatively free mean of communication to conduct a discourse & express the public's views on political and social issues facing the Islamic Republic.

Dr Raz Zimmt's presentation will address the significant trends in Iran's social media, discuss to what extent social networks are representative of the Iranian public in large and examine the central developments characterizing Iranian society & the contribution of social media to the promotion and empowerment of social and political change in Iran.
Please make sure to register by sending an email to lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl

After the lecture (at room 228), you can join us for a free drink (or two) at North End Pub