Books and Monographs

Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change. Palgrave-Macmillan. 2016.

Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, a Need for Dialogue. Center for International Media Assistance, National Endowment for Democracy. Oct. 2016.

Unveiling the Revolutionaries: Women Online Political Activists in the Middle East during the Arab Spring. James A. Baker Institute, Rice University. May 2012.

Book Chapters and Edited Volumes

On the Frontlines of the Information Wars: How Algorithmic Gatekeepers and National Security Impact Journalism. In National Security and Journalism. CERL Series. Eds. Marc Ambinder, Jennifer Henrichson, and Connie Rosati. Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)

Digital Information Access. In A New Global Agenda: Priorities, Practices, and Pathways of the International Community. Ed. Diana Ayton-Shenker. 2018.

Responding to Internet Abuse.” In Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide. Edited by Alan Huffman. Bloomberg Press. 2016.

“Laws, Norms and Black Bots: A Multifaceted Approach to Combatting Online Abuse,” in New Challenges to Freedom of Expression: Countering Online Abuse of Female Journalists. Ed. Becky Gardiner. OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. 2016.

Treating the Internet as the enemy in the Middle East.” In Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World’s Frontlines. Edited by Alan Huffman. Bloomberg Press. 2015.

“Bloggers & Believers: Dynamics of Activism and Identity in the Muslim Brotherhood.” In Before the Explosion: Media Evolution on the Eve of the Arab Spring. Edited by Adel Iskandar, Leila Hudson and Mimi Kirk. Georgetown University Press. 2015.

“Words and War: Al Jazeera and Al Qaeda.” In Osama Bin Laden and the Global Media: Political Actors, News Coverage, and Popular Cultures. Ed. By Susan Jeffords and Fahad Y. AlSumait. University of Illinois Press. 2015.

Courtney Radsch, ed. World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. UNESCO: Paris, France. 2014.

Egypt, Tunisia, UAE. In Freedom of the Press: Signs of Change Amid Repression. Edited by Karin Karlekar. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. 2010.

“Lebanon.” In License to Censor: The Use of Media Regulation to Restrict Press Freedom. Edited by Karin Karelekar and Courtney Radsch. Washington, DC: Freedom House. Sept. 2011.

“Blogosphere and Social Media.” In Seismic Shift: Understanding Change in the Middle East. Stimson Center: May 25, 2011.

“Citizen Journalists, Alternative Media and Post-Millennial Social Movements in the Arab World.” In Sage Encyclopedia of Social Movements, edited by J. Downing: Sage. 2010. Thousand Oaks, CA.

“From Cell Phones to Coffee: Issues of Access in Egypt.” In Surviving Field Research, edited by C. Lekha Sriram, O. Martin-Ortega, J. C. King, J. Mertus and J. Herman. 2009. London: Taylor and Francis Ltd Routledge.

Selected Journalistic Articles and Op-Eds

In wake of Christchurch, tech regulation in EU and Australia risks restricting journalism. Committee to Protect Journalists, June 20, 2019.

The Khashoggi report is a wake-up call for UN and US. CNN. June 20, 2019

Taking down terrorism while preserving free speech. New Zealand Herald. May 15, 2019.

Greater transparency welcome but social media sites should allow independent audits of content takedowns. Committee to Protect Journalists, May 18, 2018.

YouTube labels on public broadcasters draw ire in US, Russia. Committee to Protect Journalists, March 15, 2018.

When Fighting Fake News Aids Censorship. Project Syndicate. March 1, 2018

Tweaking a global source of news. Columbia Journalism Review. Winter 2018.

Deciding who decide which news is fake. Committee to Protect Journalists, March 14, 2017.

Protecting journalists who cover corruption is good for the bottom line. Committee to Protect Journalists, Oct. 13, 2016.

Additional articles at and medium/@courtneyr

Selected Scholarly Articles and Papers

In Their Own Voice: Technologically mediated empowerment and transformation among young Arab women. Feminist Media Studies. Vol. 23 No. 5. (co-authored with Sahar Khamis).

Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era by Philip Sieb (review).The Middle East Journal, 2013

Evaluating Press Freedom: Have Social Media Changed the Landscape? ESSACHESS Journal of Communication. Vol. 5 No. 1(9). 2012.

“Re-imagining Cleopatra: Gendering Cyberactivism in Egypt.” Paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC. Dec. 1-3, 2011.

Killing the Messenger: Bahrain’s Brutal Crackdown. Freedom House Policy Brief Nov. 2011.

Media, Human Rights & Responsible Speech. MacArthur Foundation. Chicago. Oct. 21.

“Digital Dictators, Conscientious Corporations and Wired Youth: Implications of Middle East Uprisings for Internet Governance.” Paper Presented at the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) Conference, May 6, 2011. American University.

“Core to Commonplace: The evolution of Egypt’s blogosphere.” Arab Media & Society. Fall (6), 2008. Cairo: American University of Cairo.

Nitzan Ben-Shaul: A Violent World: TV News Images of Middle Eastern Terror and War (review). International Journal of Communication, 2007.