This special issue of Digital Icons was guest-edited by Adi Kuntsman (University of Manchester). On 22 November 2010, she came to the University of Leeds to launch the issue as well as to give a lecture on her own research. Adi focused on mediation of the Israel-Palestine conflict in Russian speaking blogosphere, looking specifically at the blog of drugoi (Roustem Adagamov; {}). She examined the role of images that the blogger recycles from other sources in his blog in commemoration of the previous military conflict.

Screengrab of drugoi's blog

Screengrab of drugoi’s blog

My special thanks go to the Digital Icons editorial team for editing and preparing the issue for publication.

The issue was prepared by Adi Kuntsman, Vlad Strukov, Sudha Rajagopalan and Robert Saunders.