Posts Tagged ‘bahai

21
Jul
10

The Final Dissertation

I actually forgot to post it here, so behold:

11
Jan
09

A great article

A Revolution Without Rights? Women, Kurds and Bahai’s Searching for Equality in Iran (Executive Summary in Farsi)

Geoffrey Cameron and Tahirih Danesh

This is the Farsi translation of the Executive Summary of the new Foreign Policy Centre pamphlet written by Geoffrey Cameron and Tahirih Danesh, in which the authors examine the religious, legal and social obstacles to equality faced by women, Baha’is and Kurds in Iran.

I’ll definitely be using this very current piece as a reference point in my work.

Download (PDF) :

Geoffrey Cameron and Tahirih Danesh. 2008. A Revolution without Rights? Women, Kurds and Baha’is Searching for Equality in Iran. London: Foreign Policy Centre.

12
Dec
08

Update

I managed to meet with a representative from the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa Israel, we discussed my research and I got some great suggestions for the project.

My research title is pretty much set now: To what extent can the ‘blogs’ of sympathisers and representatives of the Baha’i Faith be seen as interactive channels of communication that report on the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran?

Also I’m going to be using a multi method approach with some online surveys to supplement my main documentary research approach, which will look at the online blog content that I will sort through and analyse (all experimental by the way, blame the academics for not enough literature).

Check out this book it critics the production of  ‘Amateur’ Internet culture brought about by the influx of new media, and interestingly argues the impact of blogs is largely negative:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cult-Amateur-MySpace-YouTube-user-generated/dp/1857885201/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229096127&sr=8-1

Naturally I disagree in the case of blog posts reporting on the persecution of the Baha’is, as I believe the blog medium is opening up compelling channels of communication to new audiences.

03
Nov
08

What is this blog about?

Greetings,

I’m beginning my dissertation for my undergraduate study in Communication and Media Studies BSc and it is going to be about; blogging, human rights and situation of the Baha’is in Iran. This is a rough title and may change as I work out my research approach:

To what extent can the ‘blogs’ of sympathisers and representatives of the Bahá’í Faith be seen as interactive channels of communication that report on the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran?

So I’m going to be looking at the effectiveness of blogging in the context of new media and communication, by analysing key blogs which have reported on this issue. And I’m going to try to underpin the dissemination of information and how a blog can impact a news article and an organisation or the other way around, this is something I need to explore in my research approach.

Check list:

  1. Make a research blog
  2. Work on introduction and methodology
  3. Conduct research
  4. Discuss findings
  5. Wrap up the whole piece

Finished…

Updated – 05/04/09