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Ahmed Al-Rawi

I am an Assistant Professor of News, Social Media, and Public Communication at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where I also run The Disinformation Project.

I began my full time media career in 2002 by serving as a Communication Officer and later a Spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq. I also worked as a freelance radio correspondent for a couple of US-based radio stations and briefly as an editor for CNN Arabic bureau in Dubai, the UAE. 

In 2006, I started my full-time academic career mostly teaching in the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, and Canada. I served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University in the Netherlands (2011-2014) and later as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Canada (2015-2018).   

I am also an Affiliated Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, Concordia University, in Montreal and a Research Fellow at the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University in The Netherlands. I also serve as a Senior Research Fellow at The Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies at Utrecht University, and I'm an Affiliate Member of ERMeCC (Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture) at Erasmus University. I'm also a founding member of the Media & Digital Literacy Academy at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.

Also, I sit on the editorial board of the journals of Popular Culture (since 2009) and Digital Journalism.


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Social media, News, Computational journalism, Popular culture, Global communication, Disinformation, Digital research methods, Middle East.