Dr Fatima el Issawi is a British Lebanese scholar and journalist. She is a Reader in Journalism and Media studies at the University of Essex’s Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS). 

Reader in Journalism and Media Studies,University of Essex, UK

Fatima El Issawi



Francesco Cavatorta is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université Laval in Quebec, Canada. Since the outbreak of the Arab uprisings Professor Cavatorta has been part of numerous collaborative research projects attempting to explain the causes and consequences of the revolts.

Professor of Political Science,Université Laval, Québec (QC), Canada 

Francesco Cavatorta



Maati Monjib is a Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Mohammed V-Rabat and a political analyst with extensive expertise in politics, media and social movements in Morocco and the MENA region in general.

Professor of Contemporary History,University of Mohammed V-Rabat, Morocco

Maâti Monjib


Kjetil Selvik is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. He holds a PhD in political science from SciencesPo in Paris. Selvik specializes in comparative politics and has extensive fieldwork experience from working in Iran and the Arab world.

Senior Research Fellow,Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Kjetil Selvik

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Dr Dimitris Boucas is a Project Officer and a fellow at the Department of Management, London School of Economics . His research interests include digital technology policy, media policy, alternative journalism and social innovation


Project Officer, Fellow in the Department  of Management  , LSE, UK

Dimitris Boucas

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