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Global Media Journal

The Global Media Journal is an open-access academic refereed publication in various national or regional editions around the globe. GMJ-German Edition is affiliated with the Freie University Berlin/Germany and the University of Erfurt/Germany and hosted by Carola Richter and Christine Horz.

GMJ-DE is published semi-annually (spring and fall) and bilingually (English and German). It is dedicated to research in the fields of communication and media studies, with the  ambition to present communication and media theories, report empirical and analytical research, present critical discourses, apply theories to case studies, and set out innovative research methodologies. It aims to advance research and understanding of international and cross-cultural communication and media in the German-spoken countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and around the globe such as research on Media Systems, Journalism, Migration & Diaspora, Development Communication and other fields of communication and media studies.

Manuscripts are welcome! Please consider our Styleguide.

The GMJ-DE contains four sections:

– academic articles (peer-reviewed)
– reports of media praxis and scientific field work
– graduate papers
– book reviews


The current issue Vol. 10, No. 1 contains the following articles:

Editorial Special Section

Ehab Galal & Thomas Fibiger
Critical Media in the Arab World (article in English)
special section
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Peer-reviewed Articles – Special Section Critical Media in the Arab World

Christine Crone
Al-Mayadeen: The Construction of an Enemy Image (article in English)
special section
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Kiki Santing
Islam and the Struggle over Political Legitimacy in Egypt: The 1987 Elections through the Lenses of al-Liwa’ al-Islami and Liwa’ al-Islam (article in English)
special section
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Maj B. Ørskov
The Art of Archiving an Uprising (article in English)
special section
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From the Field

Andrej Školkay
An Exploratory Study of Global and Local Discourses on Social Media Regulation (article in English)
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Graduate Section

Dominik Hokamp
Nationalisten in transnationalen Netzwerken. Eine Netzwerkanalyse transnationaler Beziehungen von rechtspopulistischen Akteuren in Europa auf Twitter (article in German)
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Book Reviews

Carola Richter
Michael B. Palmer (2019): International News Agencies. A History (review in German)
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Irit Neidhardt
Alkın, Ömer (2019): Die visuelle Kultur der Migration. Geschichte, Ästhetik und Polyzentrierung des Migrationskinos (review in German)
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