Stereotypes and Ethical Reporting: Journalism Studies and Practices

Stereotypes and Ethical reporting: Journalism Studies and PracticesAREACORE’s conference  inpartnership with IPSI (Manouba University) took place as a hybrid format (online via Zoom) and in Tunis, on October 21 and 22, 2021.This conference aimed to investigate textual and visual dimensions of ethical reporting focusing on manifestations of stereotypes. We aimed […]

Digital Storytelling & Mobile Journalism Workshop

In May 2021, 21 teaching assistants from the journalistic and broadcasting field had the opportunity to participate in AREACORES workshop “Digital storytelling and MObile JOurnalism”, organized under the supervision of Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Shami from the Department of Mass Communication at Qatar University. The online workshop was designed to equip the […]

Webinar „Digital Media in Teaching“ – Birzeit University Palestine 2021

For the full recording of the webinar click here: (in Arabic) The Media Development Center – Birzeit University, in cooperation with the Arab-European Association for Communication Researchers, AREACORE, organized an online symposium entitled Digital Media: Education, Rights and Practice, with the participation of experts from Jordan, Sweden, Egypt, Oman and […]


The project consists of a network of communication studies scholars of the most relevant institutes in different Arab countries and the Institute of Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. You can find a list of the partner institutions here. The Arab-European Association for Media and Communication Researchers (AREACORE) was founded on July […]


„In order to produce informed and valid knowledge without imposing specific theories and methods, joint cross-cultural research should be conducted on an equal footing between researchers.” Jassim M. Jaber & Carola Richter (2014), p.2. The association’s goal is to strengthen and expand horizons among Arab and European scholars in the […]


AREACORE promotes interdisciplinary and collaborative research to understand complex dynamics of communication in a digitalized world. We are currently engaging in several research projects, funded by the  DAAD.

What is MDLAB?

MDLAB aims to develop media and digital literacy education in the region by providing the needed training, curricular material and resources, and motivating faculty, students, journalists and activists to transfer what they learned to their institutions. So far, MDLAB has succeeded in introducing media and digital literacy to 40 Arab […]