Aziz Douai

Aziz Douai is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. His research focuses on new media and activism, Arab media and democracy, and global media and international conflict, among other areas of international communications. Dr. Douai’s publications have appeared in The Journal of International Communication, The Global Media Journal, First Monday, The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, Arab Reform Bulletin, International Communication Research Journal, and The Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. His most recent article, “Commenting in the online Arab public sphere: Debating the Swiss minaret ban and the “Ground Zero” mosque online,” was recently published in The Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

Publications

Online Activism and the Arab Public Sphere: The Case of YouTube and Human Rights Campaigns
Aziz Douai. © 2015. 16 pages.
YouTube has enabled new forms of political dissent in Arab societies. This article examines the development and rise of YouTube in the Arab world. In particular...
“In YouTube We Trust”: Video Exchange and Arab Human Rights
Aziz Douai. © 2013. 15 pages.
YouTube has enabled new forms of political dissent in Arab societies. This chapter examines the development and rise of YouTube in the Arab world. In particular...
New Media Influence on Social and Political Change in Africa
Anthony A. Olorunnisola, Aziz Douai. © 2013. 518 pages.
While transitioning from autocracy to democracy, media in Africa has always played an important role in democratic and non-democratic states; focusing on...
New Media and the Question of African Democracy
Aziz Douai, Anthony A. Olorunnisola. © 2013. 14 pages.
This introductory chapter maps out the trajectory of democratization in Africa and how old and new forms of mass media remain embedded in these efforts. Drawing on...
Twitter Frames: Finding Social Media’s “Influentials” During the “Arab Spring”
Aziz Douai, Mohamed Ben Moussa. © 2013. 16 pages.
This chapter reports preliminary findings from a larger investigation of the role of social media and communication technologies in the “Arab Democracy Spring.”...