Arab Media Centre



Professor Naomi Sakr, Professor of Media Policy

Author of Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East (2002) Arab Television Today (2007) and Transformations in Egyptian Journalism (2013). Editor of Women and Media in the Middle East: Power through Self-Expression (2004, reprinted 2007), and Arab Media and Political Renewal: Community, Legitimacy and Public Life (2007).

Dr Tarik Sabry, Reader in Media and Communication Theory

Author of Cultural Encounters in the Arab World: On Media, the Modern and the Everyday (2010) and Editor of Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field (2012). Co-founder and co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication and co-founder of the journal Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.

Dr Nisrine Mansour, Postdoctoral Research Associate – Arab Children’s Television

Author of publications on women's subjectivity and family relations in Lebanon, civil society and counter-terrorism, Palestinian and Iraqi refugees and stateless Bedouin populations. Holder of a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and an MA in Documentary Filmmaking from the London College of Communication. Former research fellow at the University of Oxford.

Dr Miriyam Aouragh, Leverhulme Fellow – New Media and Arab Revolutions

Author of Palestine Online: Transnationalism, the Internet and the Construction of Identity (2012) and numerous articles and book chapters on the implications of the internet as it was first introduced in Palestine during the outbreak of the Second Intifada. Former research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute focusing on the role of Web 2.0 in grassroots activist movements in Palestine and Lebanon, combining ethnographic fieldwork with critical media analysis.

Dr Katharina Noetzold, Associate Research Fellow

Author of Defining the Nation? Lebanese Television and Political Elites, 1990-2005 (Berlin 2009) and various articles and book chapters on Arab media and media representation of migrants and Islam. Holder of a PhD from the University of Erfurt, she worked previously with the Center for International Peace Operations, Berlin and as Managing Director of the Berlin Graduate School for Muslim Cultures and Societies. Former RCUK Research Fellow in Arab Media at the University of Westminster and former editor of Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture.

Feryal Awan, PhD candidate on AHRC-funded project on Arab Children’s Television

Researching definitions of childhood in the Arab world and their implications for screen-based media. She holds an MSc in Political Science from SOAS, University of London, and worked previously with non-governmental organisations in the UK and Palestine.

Visiting Scholars

The Arab Media Centre maintains links with an international network of researchers, including some who are funded by their own universities to spend time at the Centre as Visiting Scholars and who stay in touch for research and projects. Past Visiting Scholars, in reverse chronological order, include:

  • Alamira Samah Farag Saleh (holder of UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship), Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University
  • Ricardo Carniel Bugs, Dept of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Augusto Valeriani, Sociology Dept., University of Bologna
  • Ehab Galal, Dept of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Copenhagen University
  • Tine Ustad Figenschou, Dept. of Media and Communication, University of Oslo


The Arab Media Centre is a member of the UK Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation.

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