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Dr Nesrine Abdel-Sattar

Former DPhil Student

Dr Nesrine Abdel-Sattar

Former DPhil Student

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Nesrine was a doctoral student at Oxford Internet Institute researching innovation in Arabic online newsrooms, where she examined the political and soci-economic actors particular to the Arab world that shape online news innovation.

Nesrine holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo (2000), and an MA with distinction in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester, UK (2004). She is currently reading a doctorate at Mansfield College, Oxford University with a scholarship from the Citadel Capital Foundation.

Prior to coming to the Oxford Internet Institute, Nesrine led communication-for-development projects for a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in her home country – Egypt – and in the UK. She headed communication campaigns for UNICEF, SureStart, CARE International and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Nesrine developed communication strategies and advocacy campaigns for issues ranging from water in the Middle East to Avian Flu in rural Egypt.

She was the secretary general of Nahdet El Mahrousa in Egypt (2006-2008). She also led the Global campaign for ‘Egyptians Abroad Right to Vote’ in 2011 which resulted in Egyptian expatriates granted the right to vote from outside.

Supervisors at the OII

Research Interests

News innovation, digitized news, newsrooms convergence, news production in the Arab World, reception of online news, sociology of news, social media in the Arab World

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, October 2008 - May 2014