Media, journalism, news satire, activism, social movements, Middle East, Arab world, Syria, Tunisia.


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Huidige nationaliteit(en)
Belgium, Syria

Studie(s) en diploma's

2021 – PhD. in Media and Communication Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2015 – MSc. in Communication Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2013 – BEng. in Computer Science,, Nagoya Institute of Technology
2007 – Certificate of Japanese language, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Huidige functieomschrijving

Visiting Professor at the Department of Communication Studies (SCOM) and an FWO Junior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Echo and imec-SMIT research centers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Relevante Publicaties

Badran, Y., Loisen, J., & Smets, K. (2022). Local associative media in Tunisia and the value of voice. Journal of North African Studies, 27(5), 928–952. https://doi.org/10.1080/13629387.2021.1878888
Badran, Y. (2021). Understanding Emerging Media: Voice, Agency, and Precarity in the Post-2011 Arab Mediasphere. Media and Communication, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i4.4475
Badran, Y., & Smets, K. (2021). Anatomy of a precarious newsroom: Precarity and agency in Syrian exiled journalism in Turkey. Media, Culture & Society, 43(8), 1377–1394. https://doi.org/10.1177/01634437211011556
De Angelis, E., & Badran, Y. (2021). Social Media and Contentious Politics: Revisiting the Debate a Decade after the Beginning of the Arab Uprisings. In A. Salvatore, S. Hanafi, & K. Obuse (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190087470.013.53
Badran, Y. (2021). Syria: A Fragmented Media System. In C. Richter & C. Kozman (Eds.), Arab Media Systems (pp. 19–36). Open Book Publishers. https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0238.02
Badran, Y. (2020). Strategies and (Survival) Tactics: The Case of Syrian Oppositional Media in Turkey. Journal of Alternative & Community Media, 5(1), 69–85. https://doi.org/10.1386/joacm_00075_1
Badran, Y., & Smets, K. (2018). Heterogeneity in Alternative Media Spheres: Oppositional Media and the Framing of Sectarianism in the Syrian Conflict. International Journal of Communication, 12, 4229–4247.
Badran, Y., & De Angelis, E. (2016). ‘Independent’ Kurdish Media in Syria: Conflicting Identities in the Transition. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 9(3), 334–351. https://doi.org/10.1163/18739865-00903001
De Angelis, E., & Badran, Y. (2016). Interacting in a context of war: Communication Spaces in Idlib. Confluences Méditerranée, 99(4), 149–160. https://doi.org/10.3917/come.099.0149
Badran, Y., & De Angelis, E. (2015). “Non-Aligned” Online Micro-Celebrities and the Syrian Networked Public Sphere: Fragmentation and Media a-Synchronization. Communication, Technologies et Développement, 2. https://doi.org/10.4000/ctd.1822