The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) recently published the Arab Opinion Index report for 2011. The Arab Opinion Index project is currently the largest of its kind. It covers 12 countries, representing 85 percent of the population of the Arab world
The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies is currently in the process of publishing a book entitled “WikiLeaks, Media and Politics: Between the Virtual and the Real”. It will present the most important papers from a conference held in Beirut March 4-6, 2011 and dealt with the phenomenon of WikiLeaks in relation to media and politics and within the context of open sourcing.
This paper situates the open source at the intersection between this latter legacy and the modern internet media, and it seeks to explain its impact on the principles of transparency and secrecy, and on the phenomenon of leaks, itself.