Mervat Abou Oaf

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Full Professor of Practice and Chair

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
American University in Cairo
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Jameel Building, Office P041
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 PhD, University Autonom of Barcelona; Headquarters of the Mentor International Association for Media Education (Registered for the dissertation defense) 

DBA, Maasricht School of Management, Media Management Sector, In Progress

MA, Mass Communication and TV Journalism, American University in Cairo, 2002

BA, Sociology, American University in Cairo, 1988


Media Law and Policy

Media Ethics

 Global Media Systems 

Entertainment Media

Movie Business

Media Industry

Print and Broadcast Writing

TV Journalism

Advanced & Investigating Reporting





Work history: 

Full Professor of Practice and Chair of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department (JRMC) at the American University in Cairo. Present.

Editor-in-Chief, "AdLife," the first classified magazine in the field of advertisement and marketing in Egypt.

Foreign press coordinator, press conferences moderator, and English editor, Cairo International Film Festival, 2007-Present.

Honorary office and memberships: 

Co-chair, Organizing committee of the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators.

Regular guest speaker on live programs in local and regional channels such as Nile News, Nile Culture, CNBC Arabia, Good Morning KSA discussing media issues and concerns in Egypt and the Middle East.

Productions and works: 

Article in Rozal Youssef Magazine, “We Still Need More,” regarding the recent development of the Egyptian TV content and planning.

Book Review Of the Forbidden Others by Adrianne Allison.

Summarized copy of thesis case study, Global Media Journal, Arabic version, October, 2005.

 Book review on “Media, Sex, Violence, and Drugs in the Global Village,” edited by: Yahya R. Kamalipour and Kuldip R. Rampal in the previous issue of ‘Global Media Journal,’ 2005.