Mediatized Diaspora – Contentious Politics among Arab Media Users in Europe

The project Mediatized Diapora (MEDIASP) investigates the impact of mediatization on transnational political action formation among Arab diasporic communities in Europe after the Arab Spring in 2011. The project consists of four sub-projects studying and comparing the use and users of Syrian, Tunisian, Egyptian and Bahraini media.

The project will explore the mediatized diasporas by identifying the relations between political action formation in its various forms and media use in a transnational social sphere. Taking a point of departure from user practices, the analytical and theoretical perspectives are qualitative and interdisciplinary. The aim is to understand how multi-modal media use by Arab diasporas, eased by the access to different media platforms, stimulate or confine particular and context-sensitive political action formation across national borders.











Internal reserachers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Ehab Galal Associate professor +45 51 30 07 12 E-mail
Mostafa Shehata Associate researcher +201094387994 E-mail
Zenia Bredmose Henriksen Ab Yonus PhD Fellow +45 24 85 28 65 E-mail

External researchers

Thomas Fibiger, Associate professor, Aarhus Universitet


Lilli Dalila Barucic, student assistant
Hinde Hadj Abderrahmane, student intern


Independent Research Fund Denmark

Project period: 1 November 2018 - 31 December 2021


Ehab Galal

Associate Professor

Phone: +45 51 30 07 12
Mobile: +45 31 18 23 05

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Karen Blixens vej 4
Building: 11B-2-06
2300 Copenhagen S