Our Team

NAWA Media is run by a team of media researchers, experts and practitioners in the fields of digital media, online journalism and civic activism, and based at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. We also work in collaboration with our network of NAWA-based partners and with e-learning experts across Europe and the UK.

Dr. Dima Saber

Dr. Dima Saber

Dima is a Reader in Media and Cultural Studies at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. She is responsible for leading and delivering projects in citizen journalism in the Arab region, with a focus on the role of digital media in fostering social change and in altering the work of political activists in post-revolution countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Syria.

@Dimalb

Dr. Jerome Turner

Dr. Jerome Turner

Jerome is a Research Assistant at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research with research interests in online communities and social media, and community studies as explored through his recent work on the Media, Community and the Creative Citizen project. His PhD study focuses on hyperlocal media audiences in the UK.

@jezturner

Kipp Jones

Kipp Jones

Kipp co-runs Wild Ilk Limited, a start-up graphic design studio working in brand, web and print design. Whilst collaborating with the Arab Citizen Media team he developed a new graphic style for the organisation which could then be applied to various forms of screen media, including this website.

@WildIlk

Azza el Masri

Azza el Masri

Azza is the Pan-Arab Student Newsroom Coordinator. She has worked in the digital rights field as a campaigner and has led several fact-checking campaigns in Lebanon. Her research interests pertain to examining the emotional effects of misinformation spread by political actors and their impact in intergroup attitudes and studying the short-term and long-term effects of corrective messaging. 

@aemasri


Partners

Our network of partners provide field training to media activists, citizen journalists and online investigators across the Arab region. They also are the first users of these resources, and this platform wouldn’t have been launched without their experience, feedback and contribution.