Panel discussion about the German-Polish public sphere

Concerning German-Polish relations, the mass media often divert the attention towards emotionally laden issues, from World War II to current scandals. Generally, even if Germans and Poles share history, collective memory on historical events differs greatly in public discourses. Furthermore, the German-Polish discourse has become more confrontational in recent times. This is further reinforced by … Read morePanel discussion about the German-Polish public sphere

MFT researchers presenting at ECREA 2018

MFT researchers will be contributing to the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC), taking place from 31st of October to the 3rd of November, in Lugano, Switzerland. This year, the conference aims to address the theme “Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation”. Dr Indira Dupius’s lecture “Transgressing governmental discourse hegemony: When media reporting changed established communication … Read moreMFT researchers presenting at ECREA 2018

Participation at international conference: Journalism across Borders

MFT researcher Dr. Indira Dupius attended the International Conference Journalism across Borders as the deputy spokesperson of the specialist group for International and Transcultural Communication. Hosted by the Institute of Media and Communication Science, Technische Universität Ilmenau, in collaboration with the Media School, Indiana University Bloomington, the conference took place from the 26th to the … Read moreParticipation at international conference: Journalism across Borders

Contribution to the 63rd Annual Meeting of the DFGPuk

From May 9-11, 2018, Prof. Dr. Carola Richter and Dr. Hanan Badr, will attend the 63rd Annual Meeting of the DGPuK (German Communication Association) in Mannheim. Under the theme “Self-determination in the digital world”, they contribute with their paper “Self-determination in digital times: Pushing counter-issues in authoritarian contexts – A case study on anti-torture protest … Read moreContribution to the 63rd Annual Meeting of the DFGPuk

Paper at a conference organized by the Communication History Division at the German Communication Association

On 18-20 January 2018 in Berlin, principal researcher in the MFT project, Dr. Indira Dupuis, will present a paper at a conference entitled “Diskurs und mediale Realitätskonstruktion in der Kommunikationsgeschichte” (Discourse and Medial Reality Construction in Communication History) organized by the Communication History Division at the German Communication Association (DGPuK). The conference seeks to analyze … Read morePaper at a conference organized by the Communication History Division at the German Communication Association

Invited presentation at the ECREA Political Communication Interim Conference 2017

Dr. Indira Dupuis, principal researcher at the MFT project, will present a talk at the 2017 ECREA Political Communication Section Interim Conference on ‘Political Communication in Times of Crisis: New Challenges, Trends & Possibilities’. Taking place on November 22-23 in Zurich, the conference will bring together scholars in the field of political communication who study … Read moreInvited presentation at the ECREA Political Communication Interim Conference 2017

New book: Comparing terrorism discourse in Egyptian and German media

MFT researcher Dr. Hanan Badr has recently published a book as part of the series Studies in International, Transnational and Global Communications entitled “Framing von Terrorismus im Nahostkonflikt. Eine Analyse deutscher und ägyptischer Printmedien” (2017, Springer VS). In an extensive examination of the framing of terrorism in the Middle East conflict, Badr employs a comparative … Read moreNew book: Comparing terrorism discourse in Egyptian and German media

Tunisia’s bumpy road to democracy

Last month, the peer-reviewed communication studies journal Publizistik published Prof. Dr. Carola Richter’s assessment of post-revolutionary Tunisia’s media transition(s) entitled “Media policy in times of transition:Tunisia’s bumpy road to transition” (August 2017, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp. 325–337). Her analysis pays special attention to the conditions in Tunisia before 2011, which served as a point of … Read moreTunisia’s bumpy road to democracy

The role of media in the Arab uprisings, new contribution by MFT member

Prof. Dr. Carola Richter, associate professor for International Communication at the Freie Universität Berlin and a researcher in the MFT project, recently contributed the article “The revolution still needs to be televised. Erklärungsansätze zur Rolle der Medien in den Arabellionen” to a volume on social and political transformation processes in the Arab world since 2011. … Read moreThe role of media in the Arab uprisings, new contribution by MFT member