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Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism Graduates Three Cohorts of the Digital Media Diploma

Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism Graduates Three Cohorts of the Digital Media Diploma

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AUC Launches Climate Change Initiative

AUC’s Climate Change Initiative was launched to capitalize on AUC’s contributions to national and international efforts in tackling one of the greatest challenges of our time. The initiative focuses on climate change and providing climate change solutions in specific contexts within the country.

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Creativity with Compassion

By integrating design thinking into the curriculum, AUC is teaching students to approach complicated problems with a sense of empathy, creativity and resilience, explained Hoda Mostafa, professor of practice and director of the University’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT).

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CMRS joined the International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE) network

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is delighted to announce that it joined the International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE) network on March 17, 2022.

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BEA Award Winners

Eight AUCians Win 13 Awards at Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts

From heartfelt documentaries and compelling podcasts, to captivating audio features that transport you back in time, creative productions by eight AUCians took home 13 awards at this year’s Broadcast Education Association (BEA)’s Festival of Media Arts.

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AUC Faculty Members Weigh in on Russia-Ukraine War

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its seventh day, News@AUC spoke to Nabil Fahmy ’74, ’77, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Bahgat Korany, political science professor, to share their insights on the conflict and highlight its ramifications that can be felt in Egypt and the rest of the world.

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Shahira Fahmy Examines the Role of Social Media in Journalism and Peacebuilding

In her latest study, Shahira Fahmy, professor in AUC’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, finds that, rather than fostering communication among average citizens, in the wake of a violent attack, social media platforms can instead help powerful elites to manipulate the public discourse.

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Cairo Media Conference 3

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication partnered once again with OsloMet University, Norway to host a two-day conference to bring together journalism and media professionals, students, and academics - ranging from decision-makers and editors to social media influencers - to discuss and explore solutions to ever-changing realities they face.

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Professor Shahira S. Fahmy participates in a training course on mediation for the Arab Women Mediators Network

Fahmy spoke about the role of media and soft power in promoting Arab women's participation in peace processes at a training course organized for the members of the Arab Women Mediators Network - affiliated to the League of Arab States.

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Adjunct Faculty Salma ElGhetany twice as a Judge in 2021

ElGhetany will serve as a judge for the 2021 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts's international competition. This is the second year for this category in the annual festival, as well has her second year as a Judge in the competition.

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Capturing the Invisible: Photojournalism during COVID-19

COVID-19 has created both a challenge and a reckoning for contemporary photojournalists to find creative and conceptual methods to continue narrative storytelling. Nearly two years since the onset of the pandemic, photojournalists, whose jobs were once focused on documenting world events as they happened, are caught between continuing that style of work or adapting to the new conditions.  

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JRMC Student Winners

Two Multimedia Journalism Majors Win Distinguished Awards for Audio Features

At the Broadcast Education Association (BEA)’s On-Location Creative Competition, senior Maya Abouelnasr and Bassel Hanna ‘21, both multimedia journalism majors, took home awards for their audio features: Abouelnasr’s "The Musical Magic and Scorched Legacy of Cairo's Khedivial Royal Opera House" won Best of Show, while Hanna's

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AUC's Salima Ikram Involved in Major Mummy Finding That May Alter History

A mummy suspected to belong to an ancient nobleman, discovered in 2019 by a Charles University archaeological mission led by archaeologist Mohamed Megahed, Charles University, Czech Republic, and including Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, may actually date back 1,000 years earlier than initially believed, a fact that could drastically change the history of mummification. Since the discovery was announced, it has been picked up by news outlets across the globe.

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The Sarah Seif Foundation

Adjunct Faculty Sarah Seif launched, on September 29, the Sarah Seif Foundation, a media youth empowerment foundation that aims to develop and empower careers for youth in the media and communications. The foundation activities include career guidance, career consultations, capacity building programs, career recruitment services and on a later stage, media/communications innovations support and funding.

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AUC alumna's film wins award at Women Over Fifty Film Festival 2021

A short film by Dania Elmor (MA ‘(20) has won an award for Best Student Film and will be screened at the UK’s 2021 Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF). “El Habbasa” (Fishing Net) will join 56 other short films from more than 20 countries for online and in-person screenings.

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