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Shahira S. Fahmy to join the Advisory Board of Journal of Global Communication and Online Media

The Immediate Past Editor of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ), Professor Louisa Ha and Founding Editor of a new online journal sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) invited Professor Shahira S. Fahmy on March 25 to join the advisory board of her new journal. 

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PodFest Cairo 2021 Success

The virtual PodFest Cairo this year that was hosted by AUC’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication was a great success. More than 70 people attended Podfest Cairo, Egypt's and Africa’s first podcasting conference on Sunday, March 7, 2021 on Zoom. The event was organized and hosted by the Journalism and Mass Communication department that also provided simultaneous translation.

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AUC Holds First Virtual Open Day with 800 Prospective Students

Around 800 prospective students attended AUC's first virtual Open Day last Saturday, and more than 20 faculty members engaged with the students.  Prospective students from a diverse set of high school backgrounds explored the 40 majors and 55 minors offered at the University. Each school had a Zoom booth and was represented by a faculty member who answered questions about the different courses, tracks and programs found at the school. The Student Service Center also had a booth to answer any additional questions about programs and admissions

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Aisha Altubuly

Aisha Altubuly '21 Combats Gender-Based Violence in Libya

“Gender-based violence can be in the form of patriarchal norms through propagating gender stereotypes and always putting women and girls in a weaker position, or assuming that certain things are out of their capacity because of their gender traits and identity,” asserted Aisha Altubuly '21, political science graduate who received the Tomorrow’s Leaders US State-Department Funded (TL) scholarship at AUC.

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Adham Center and Facebook Journalism Project Launches Mini Professional Diplomas in Health and Medical Journalism

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism and Facebook Journalism Project kicked off the Mini Professional Diplomas in Mobile Journalism as part of a one-year program in the joint project, Egypt COVID-19 Media Relief Project. This project offers a total of eight mini-professional diplomas on health and medical journalism, with specific reference to the coronavirus pandemic. The diplomas consist of four different specializations, each offered twice in the year 2021: mobile journalism, fact-checking, audience development, and media ethics.

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Shahira S. Fahmy to Continue her Service as an Editorial Board Member for Media, War and Conflict SAGE Journal

Professor Shahira Fahmy has served on the board since the journal’s inception in 2008 and was selected to edit a special issue of the journal in 2010 on  Images of Conflict. Media, War and Conflict is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that maps the shifting arena of war, conflict and terrorism in an intensively and extensively mediated age. 

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AUC Alumni Among Forbes Middle East's Top 50 Power Businesswomen

Every year, Forbes Middle East selects and ranks 50 powerful businesswomen from across the region. The women were chosen because they have "shown resilience, flexibility, and strength in the face of unprecedented adversity, both in the workplace and in their communities," according to Forbes. Egypt leads with the highest number of women on the list, eight, followed by the United Arab Emirates with seven. Five AUC alumni are featured on the list this year.

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Q&A on AUC's Ethics HelpLine

The AUC Ethics HelpLine encourages the AUC community to report any acts of misconduct or violations of the University's policies on its premises. It guarantees confidential reporting and documentation of complaints, as well as the timeliness and completeness of the administration’s response. News@AUC spoke to Wessam Abozeid, senior director of compliance in the Office of General Counsel and Compliance. What is the benefit of an Ethics HelpLine?

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A Warm Virtual Welcome: Class of 2025 Joins AUC

AUC welcomes the Class of 2025 in unusual circumstances — with new hopes and challenges awaiting them. AUC is still implementing a hybrid model of classes with an emphasis on maintaining a low-density campus.

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Debating the Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film in SpeakUp Dialog Series

Is the media harming women?   At last week's AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series, "Do Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film Reflect Reality or Shape It?" our online poll showed that 66% believe media portrayals shape reality, while 34% think such portrayals simply reflect reality.   "There isn't a clear cut answer; it's both," said scriptwriter Tamer Habib, one of the panelists at the event. 

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Kamal Adham Center Launches COVID-19 Media Relief Project with Facebook Journalism Project

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, in partnership with Facebook Journalism Project, launched the

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AUC Faculty Reflect on their Students' Handwritten Notes of Gratitude

On the last day of classes, students surprised their professors with handwritten notes to express their gratitude for their ongoing support in online learning despite the unusual circumstances.   Walid Kazziha, professor of political science:

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Sue Ellen Hassouna (LLM ‘13) Honored for Fighting Corruption

Sue Ellen Hassouna (LLM ’13), who earned her Master of Laws in international and comparative law from AUC and is president of the Sue Ellen Foundation for Legal Development, was honored by the Egyptian government for her efforts in implementing the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in state entities.

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The Open Mind Comes to Cairo

Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS — the longest running broadcast in American public television — is joining AUC for a discussion on the role of the media in writing history. On December 7, viewers can tune in, ask questions and join in on the conversation. You can find event details here. “We will discuss the importance of civil discourse, civic education, and a free press to global citizenship and consider the responsibility of media platforms and journalists,” Heffner said.

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AUC-Penn State Collaboration

We are very proud to announce the latest collaboration between AUC and Penn State Professor Hesham Dinana and Professor Nicolas Hamelin have officially joined the EDGE( Experiential Digital Global Engagement) program with PennState University.

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