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Carmel L. Vaisman

I am a Digital Culture researcher from Tel Aviv. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on Girls’ blogging at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, wrote a book on Hebrew On-line, and currently I am a visiting scholar at Indiana University. I used to be a journalist specializing both in technology and spirituality coverage in Israel and I traveled to 36 countries before my dog forced me to slow down a bit…

You can visit my English blog at http://www.absolutecarmel.com
and follow me on twitter @carmelva

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Latest posts by Carmel L. Vaisman

3 February 2012

Israel: The Lie, the Truth and the Meme (of the Soldier and the Girl)

A photograph of a street performance in Bahrain went viral, after it was alleged it depicted an Israeli soldier stepping on an Arab girl. In this age of media manipulation...

19 November 2011

Israel: Netanyahu Threatens to Replace Interns with Indian Doctors

After months of protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested replacing medical interns with foreign labor contractors from India if an agreement can not be reached with them. Interns react...

19 October 2011

Israel: Netanyahu Rapped for Exploiting Shalit's Return

Kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is back home after 1,941 days of Hamas captivity. It is left for social media and a few marginal sections of the online newspapers to...

5 February 2011

Egypt: Mubarak has changed his Facebook status to “it's complicated”

Egyptian and other Middle East activists used the language of social media as means of humor to describe the events as they unfolded. Fake accounts for Mubarak are also in...

4 February 2011

East Jerusalem: Sheikh Jarrah is renamed Tahrir Square by activists

Israel: Jews should be banned from learning Arabic

Israel: Why this Israeli is so invested in Egypt?

Egypt: The Day of (Almost) Departure

After two days of clashes, in which pro-democracy demonstrators were attacked by pro-Mubarak crowds, Friday - labelled as the "Day of Departure" saw increasing numbers of people pouring into Tahrir...

31 January 2011

Israel: Social Media Offers Alternative Egypt Commentary

On social media and blogs, Israelis express mixed feelings about Egypt: intuitive support of the demand for freedom alongside concerns. Carmel L. Vaisman reports.

26 September 2010

Israel: Are Peace Activists Harassed by Palestinian Men Being Silenced?

Israeli human rights activists, who regularly join Palestinian demonstrators in Bil'iin and Sheikh Jarrah, are recently blamed for ignoring and even silencing an allegedly common phenomenon of sexual harassment of...

24 January 2010

Israel: Activists and bloggers protest against deterioration of human rights

As activists are rounded up and arrested on the ground, Israeli bloggers and Twitter users turn to the Internet to fully employ alternative media platforms to influence public opinion and...

25 July 2009

Israel: Cellular firm ad stirs occupation debate

A television ad for Cellcom, the largest Israeli cellular provider, sprung an unprecedented debate on the face of the Israeli occupation over the past two weeks. The advert shows Israeli...

29 June 2009

Israel: would Israeli grassroots support harm the Iranian uprising?

In the past two weeks Israelis were following the tweets coming out of Iran with excitement, but divided on the issue of participation in the twitter revolution. Carmel Vaisman brings...

24 May 2009

Israel: Bloggers Back the Struggle for Workers’ Rights

One of the issues Israeli bloggers truly care about and campaign for is workers' rights. At present, two topics are stirring up the Hebrew blogosphere: supporting the academic staff of...

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