AREACORE’s Mission


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Almut Woller during the WinterSchool 2014

The association’s goal is to strengthen and expand horizons among Arab and European scholars in the field of communication. In particular, it strives to facilitate communication research across Arab countries and between Arab and European scholars. Therefore, the AREACORE will organize conferences and research related activities and participate in the dissemination of research and studies, exchanging experience and training.

The Arab-European Association for Media and Communication Researchers (AREACORE) was founded on July 6, 2013 at the end of a workshop hosted by Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with DAAD Germany.

Article on AREACORE published in the Global Media Journal – German Edition:

Jassim M. Jaber & Carola Richter (2014): Building on Area Studies Expertise: The Arab-European Association for Media and Communication Researchers.

This short article introduces the new Arab-European Association for Media and Communication Researchers (AREACORE) as the manifestation of the necessity to strengthen area expertise in communication studies. The reasons for founding this association fit into the broader framework of de-westernization attempts, while also allowing for dialogue to take place on an equal footing. The authors invite all interested communication researchers to join the network and build up an Arab-European network of communication studies expertise.

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