Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Yazan Badran


Personal Description

My interests lie on the intersection of new journalism and political activism in the post-2011 Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). I look at the political economy of nascent media organisations in that region and the organisational and professional cultures that emerge within them.

I am visiting professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and an FWO postdoctoral fellow at the Echo and imec‐SMIT research centres at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. I was a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation—Flanders (FWO) and obtained a PhD in media and communication studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2021. I also hold a MSc in Communication Studies (VUB, 2015), a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan (2013), and a Japanese language certificate from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2007).