Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School

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Communication Sciences

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Pleinlaan 2
Phone: +32-2-6294996


Yazan Badran is a PhD fellow of the Research Council - Flanders (FWO) and a researcher at CEMESO and imec-SMIT research centers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

He finished his MSc in Communication Studies at the VUB in 2015. His research focused on the public sphere constituted by Syrian emerging media after the 2011 uprising. In 2014/15 he was a freelance consultant for International Media Support (IMS) co-authoring a yearly mapping report on emerging Syrian media. He is interested in exploring the nascent media spheres in the Arab World that emerged following the 2011 uprisings. Badran also holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree 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).


  1. Strategies and tactics in exilic media: The case of Syrian oppositional media in Turkey

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  2. ECREA 2018 Pre-Conference: Dissolving Boundaries of Hybrid Journalism

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  3. Guest lecture in course: "Research Methods for Social Sciences"

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  1. Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award

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  2. SCOM Award - New Media and Society in Europe

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  3. Top Student Paper Award

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