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 more

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 more

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 more

Job offer for a student assistant

The MFT project is currently looking for a student assistant to support the work of the research team, with a particular focus on North Africa. Further information about the job posting, including the qualifications and the application process, can be found on the job portal for student assistants at the Freie Universität Berlin or by … Read more

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