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


The Media Research Reading Group had its first meeting in May 2014. Centre of Islamic Studies Visiting Scholar and PhD student (University of Utrecht) Omar Sayfo presented his research on Arab animated cartoons. The presentation was not only scholarly as well as thoughtful and amusing, but inspired a wide-ranging discussion.  

Session 1 Omar Sayfo

Session 2

"Arab cartoons: production, context and message" by Omar Sayfo (University of Utrecht)


The second Media Research Reading Group meeting took place on Tuesday June 10 at 7pm. PhD student Ozan Asik presented his research on 'The Representation of Turkey's Other: Kurds and Arabs  in the news production process in Turkey', to be followed by refreshments and discussion.

Session 2

"The Representation of Turkey's National 'Other'- Kurdish and Arabs in the News Production Process in Turkey" by Ozan Azik (Sociology, University of Cambridge).



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