Rami Olwan

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“Yes, We’re Open!”: Platform Journal Special Issue Launched!

The team at ccAustralia and the Editorial Board and team at PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication are very pleased to announce the publication of the “Yes, we are open!” special edition issue.

Seminar – Moeed Ahmad, Al Jazeera – Thurs 18 Feb

Next week ccAustralia and x|media|lab are co-hosting a lunchtime seminar in sydney as part of media 2010 on al jazeera’s creative commons repository.

TAG-Org Launches Creative Commons-Jordan

Under the patronage of the Jordanian Minister of Justice HE Mr. Ayman Odeh, the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) is poised to launch Creative Commons- Jordan on Nov. 15th 2009 in cooperation with Creative Commons and the Jordanian Royal Film Commission at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business.

Jeeran launches a dedicated Creative Commons channel

Jeeran, the largest Arabic online community with 1.5 million registered users and more than 7 million visitors per month, has just launched a dedicated Creative Commons space to inform the developing CC Arab community with articles, news and updates about CC activities in the region.

Creative Commons takes hold in the Middle East

Non-profit corporation Creative Commons (CC) is making inroads in the Middle East by launching their first Arabic copyright licences in Jordan next month.

Workshop on “Online Media Creativity”, 18-22 May 2009, Amman, Jordan

Creative Commons and the Royal Film Commission of Jordan in cooperation with the SAE Institute are pleased to announce the “Online Media Creativity” workshop to be conducted by the Japanese instructor Joichi Ito.

First Creative Commons Arab World Meeting Held in Qatar at Al Jazeera Media Forum

The first Creative Commons regional meeting in the Arab World was held few weeks ago during Al Jazeera’s annual Media Forum in Doha, Qatar (14-16 March, 2009).

iCommunity FOSS Workshop 09, Syria

Ziad Maraqa, co-Project Lead from CC Jordan, spoke on 3 February 2009 in Damascus at the iCommunity FOSS Workshop, a notable gathering for the Syrian Free Software community.

Updates from CC in the Arab World

More than a year ago, Free Culture advocate Anas Tawileh analyzed the state of Arabic content online. His portal Arab Commons has grown modestly but steadily since its launch in 2007, offering 11 full textbooks in Arabic, plus magazines, podcasts, poetry collections, and a number of art works — all within a few months.


Just got back from a day in Brisbane and spent the better part of the evening with the good folks at CC Australia. The whole evening was put together by the activist, artistic designer, journalist and one helluva party planner Elliot Bledsoe.

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