Aim of the reasearch project is to examine Egypt's journalism strife for autonomy during the transformation phase after the revolutionary upheavals in 2011.
Dr. des. Hanan Badr
Hanan Badr is the Egyptian project coordinator of Egyptian-German research group in the DAAD project “Journalism in Transformation in Egypt and the World” in cooperation between the Free University of Berlin and Cairo University. She is a lecturer at the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Erfurt on media discourses on Terrorism in Egypt and in Germany. Badr obtained her M.A. and B.A. degrees at Cairo University. Badr was head researcher in the Orient Institut Beirut project funded by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education on Media, Culture and Transformation. The project scrutinized the Egyptian public sphere and the political communication of social movements after 2011. Her research interests include media and transformation, international communication, comparative media systems and public sphere in the Arab World. She published on contentious politics, regime dilemma and social media. Besides, she writes articles on politics, social and media issues published in Al-Tahrir newspaper and Qantara.de.
Eman Soliman M.A.
Eman Soliman, graduated from Cairo University, Faculty of Mass Communication in 2004 with honor. Currently she is a teaching and research assistant in Public Relations and Advertising Department at the same Faculty. Her master was on“ Good Governance and Media”. In 2013 she received the Best Master Thesis Award from Cairo University. Currently, she is a PhD candidate studying the media reform process in Egypt during the transition period in relation to the political system actions after 25th January 2011 Revolution. She participated in many conferences, i.e. IAMCR 2006 with a paper that focused on the impact of news coverage of 2005 election on Egyptian voting behavior, in addition to IAMCR and Media Asia conference in 2014.
Walid Osman M.A.
Walid Osman studied Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo and completed his Masters Degree at the Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn.He began his career in a UNDP Project in the field of social marketing. In 2008, he was appointed as Communications Officer for the ILO Sub-regional Office for North Africa. Furthermore, Osman worked in the field of advertising and media planning at Starcom MediaVest Group.Today, Walid Osman works in the field of public diplomacy besides working as a Senior Researcher in the Egyptian-German research group in the DAAD project “Journalism in Transformation in Egypt and the World” in cooperation between the Free University of Berlin and Cairo University.
Sara Korshid B.A.
Sara Khorshid is a researcher in the Egyptian-German research group in the DAAD project “Journalism in Transformation in Egypt and the World” in cooperation between the Free University of Berlin and Cairo University. She is a columnist and journalist who has extensive experience in covering Egypt and the region, as well as Arab-Western relations. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Jadaliyya, Al-Monitor, Al-Shorouk, Mada Masr and numerous other media outlets. She received a bachelor's degree in political science from Cairo University in 2002 and she is currently working on an MA in Euro-Mediterranean Studies, her dissertation-in-progress being about the European Union and multilateralism in international relations.