Hanan Badr

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Hanan Badr
  • Communication & Media Studies

Areas of Expertise:
International communication; Comparative media systems; Islam and the media; Journalism and public sphere with a focus on North Africa and Europe

2014 - 2019


University of Salzburg, Austria

Department of Communication
Rudolfskai 42
A-5020 Salzburg


About me

Currently I hold the chair for Public Spheres and Inequalities at the Department of Communication of the University of Salzburg. Before, I have been working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and as assistant professor for Media and Communication at Cairo University.

My research focusses on media systems in times of transition in North Africa, and in particular on the role of media in articulating alternative voices and pushing certain issues on the public agenda. In addition, I investigate the transformation of the journalism in the Arab world and beyond.

Within AGYA I initiated innovative research projects combining the fields of social development, economy and energy. Furthermore, together with my fellow members I explored the effects of the so-called Arab Spring on international relations. I enhanced the intercultural dialogue by deconstructing stereotypes and fostered mutual understanding and cooperation.