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Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa


Doha Conference, January 2017

On January 7-8, 2017, the final Conference for the Media in Political Transition in the southern Mediterranean was held in Doha, the Al Jazeera headquarters.

The Conference brought together the eight academics from Morocco, and seven from Turkey, who make up the scholarly team for this second tranche of the research project.

Members of the Turkey and Morocco Scholarly Teams

Presided over by Director and Primary Investigator of the project, Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian, and by the Director of the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Dr. Salah Eddin Elzein, the proceedings were moderated by Al Jazeera News anchors, and academic papers received commentary from respondents drawn from the academic community in Doha, including Georgetown University of Foreign Service in Qatar, and Northwestern University in Qatar.  Read the Project's Findings here.

A celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Al Jazeera Center for Studies coincided with the conference, during which Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian received an award for service.

Dr. Mostefa Souag, Acting Director General of Al Jazeera;  Dr. Salah Eddin Elzein, Director of Al Jazeera Center for Studies and Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian, Principal Investigator of the University of Cambridge - Al Jazeera Media Project

Please click here to view the Al-Jazeera Arabic news report on the Conference, in Arabic.

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