Muslim New Media Producers: New Platforms for Old Voices
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at The New School (Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th St., 2nd Fl., Manhattan)
The Muslim world has been one of the fastest-growing markets for Internet and mobile services, and Muslim producers have delivered cross-platform storytelling in the Western world successfully for several years, despite political and cultural backlash. The new generation that is expressing its collective voice loudly through social media networks in the Middle East during the “Arab Spring” is only a part of the diverse, nearly 1.6 billion-strong worldwide Muslim community. Come hear how Muslim producers in the United States and abroad are addressing the narratives of Muslim audiences through multiple media outlets.