Donatella Della Ratta is Regional Coordinator for the Arab world at Creative Commons organisation, www.creativecommons.org.
After falling in love with the Arab world and its cultures more than 15 years ago, Donatella has specialized in Arab media issues; she has published several chapters in collective books on Arab TV industries and two monographs on Pan Arab satellite channels.
She is a PHD fellow at Copenhagen University (DK) and at the Danish Institute in Damascus (Syria). Her PHD work revolves around the production and distribution of Syrian TV drama.
Donatella is an affiliate at Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet and Society http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ddellaratta
She blogs on Arab media at http://mediaoriente.com and tweets avidly on Arab world, tech and society at @donatelladr
Session: Session 1 – Online Activism in the Arab World – Between Power, Conflict and Transformation