New book: Comparing terrorism discourse in Egyptian and German media

Badr Framing von Terrorismus im Nahostkonflikt

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 more

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 more

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 more

New edited volume – Diversity in Transcultural and International Communication


Carola Richter and Indira Dupuis together with Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz have just published a new edited volume entitled “Diversity in Transcultural and International Communication.” This volume contributes to diversity research within communication studies by taking into consideration the representation and implementation of social and cultural diversity in the public sphere, particularly in the mass media. In … Read more

Contribution to a new volume on journalistic methods


Der Deutsche Fachjournalisten-Verband (German Professional Association of Specialized Journalists ) has published a new volume entitled “Journalistische Genres” that explores 40 different types of alternative journalism. The anthology seeks to illuminate how the different conceptual and methodological approaches could be combined, adapted, transformed and used as inspiration for innovation and for journalism befitting our times. … Read more

The new issue of the Orient Institut Studies on media, public sphere and transition in Egypt is out


The new issue of the Orient Institut Studies is out: “Media Culture Transformation: Political communication, Social Networking and Transition in Egypt”. Edited by Hanan Badr, the research project scrutinizes how social movements used social media to justify their claims and arguments in the Egyptian constitutional debates  of 2011-2013, thereby shaping the public sphere in a turbulent Arab context. The … Read more