Data Journalism Training – Cairo 2015

During an intensive two-day Training at the Ahram Canadian University in Cairo from December 18th– December 19th participants learned about the possibilities of “Data Journalism”. Lebanese trainer Bahia Halawi taught practical ways how to find, gather, refine and analyze data and eventually use it for journalistic work. 10 junior and senior faculty members from all […]

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Egyptian Media & Journalism between Change and Continuity 2015

In order to discuss current developments distinguished media scholars and experts were invited from around the world to the international conference entitled “Egyptian Media & Journalism between Change and Continuity”, 12.11.-14.11.15 in Berlin. The conference tackled issues like self-regulation of journalists, professionalism, challenges of freedom of speech and media freedom, as well as the evolution of the media […]


Teaching Investigative Journalism

In cooperation with MTI Egyptian University, ARIJ Network, AREACORE has arranged a 12 day training course titled “Towards New Approaches in Teaching Investigative Journalism in Arab Universities”, from 3-14 September 2015 in Cairo. Faculty from a number of 7 different Arab universities were present, including Oman, Qatar, Algeria, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt. The first […]

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Getting to know the German Media System 2013

Workshop with Tunisian Students on German Media   „Getting to know the German Media System” – ten students of the Master program “Political Communication” at the Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l’Information (IPSI) of Manouba University in Tunis came to Berlin from 8-15 December 2013 in order to fulfil this “mission”. They have […]


Communication Studies in Interregional Perspectives 2013

Developments and Challenges in Research and Teaching for Arab and German Communication Studies scholars. June, 29 – July, 7, 2013 in Berlin/Germany   The Idea The recent and ongoing political developments in many Arab countries have given rise to important questions and new challenges that are highly relevant for communication and media studies globally. Since […]

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Social Media in Changing Media Environments: Lessons from the Arab World 2014

In October 2014, AREACORE hosted the conference “Social Media in a Changing Media Enviroment: Lessons from the Arab World” in Tunis, Tunesia. Almost 40 Scholars from a dozen countries participated and discussed a wide range of important and relevant questions surrounding Social Media and the Arab Spring. The beginning of 2011 was marked by the […]


Media and Digital Literacy Academy Beirut – MDLAB

MDLAB aims to advance digital and media literacy education in the Arab region by training a generation of teachers and scholars and developing locally rooted curricula. The 2013 academy was the start of this initiative, followed by last years 2014 academy and this year 2015 academy. MDLAB offers graduate students and academics a unique opportunity to study media and digital literacy with leading Arab and international experts during two summer weeks. The academy works year-round […]

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Social Media, Global Change and Women – Seminar 2014/15

This seminar is a joined course with students from Cairo University in Egypt and Freie Universität Berlin. Following the Arab Spring and other protest movements around the world, catchwords such as “Facebook revolution” or “Twitter revolution” have gained popularity. Although these terms seem to overemphasize social media effects, tools such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube […]


Winterschool 2014

“Social Media and Teaching – where do we go from here?” – December 2014 in Berlin   The WinterSchool „Social Media in Teaching“ was a four-day-workshop, organized by Prof. Dr. Carola Richter, that brought together students and teachers from various Arab countries and Freie Universität to discuss and evaluate approaches to include social media in […]

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