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Prof.Abderrahmane Azzi Chair of Mass Communication Department Academic RankProfessor
Abderrahmane Azzi

Specialization:

  • Mass Communication

Research Interests:

  • Media’s Impact on the Sensory Environment ( Social and Psychological States in Society) | Global media ethics.

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Prof. Abderrahmane Azzi is currently professor and head of Department of Mass Communication, University of Sharjah. Born and raised in Algeria, Azzi studied journalism at the University of Algiers, later becoming a reporter for El Chaab (the people) daily newspaper in Algiers. As a graduate of North Texas State University in Journalism and Sociology of Mass Communication (M.A and Ph.D.), Azzi taught for forty years in NTSU (TF), University of Algiers, IIUM University, Malaysia, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, UAEU University, Al Ain, UAE and University of Sharjah, UAE. Azzi held many administration positions as head of department and vice dean. He was Dean of College of Communication, UoS, from 2011 to 2016 during which the College received accreditation from ACEJMC. Azzi is most known for his theory called VDT (Value Determinism Theory of Media), a theory commented by media scholars as Christians G. Clifford, Maxell McCombs, author of Agenda-Setting Theory, and Em Griffin. The University of Mostaganem, Algeria, instituted “Azzi’s Chair for Studies in Media and Value Systems” since 2014. The Chair Foundation organized eight annual regional conferences with published proceedings on the subject so far.
Professional Membership and Consultancy: Abu Dhabi’s Family Development Foundation: Member of the Scientific Council AEJMC Member of Editorial Boards of 6 academic journals
Title of the Grant: The Educational and Ethical Training of Journalists in the UAE Role in the grant: (Lead Principal Investigator, Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator): Research Project Head ( AED 60,000 )
Books: Single Authored: Azzi, A. (1991). Media Studies, University of Algiers Printing Press, University of Algiers, Algeria. Ar (Arabic) Azzi, A. (Editor), (1992), The World of Communication, University Publication House, Algiers, Algeria. Azzi, A. (Editor) (1994), The Communication Sphere, University Press, Algiers, Algeria. Azzi, A. (1995). Modern Social Through and Communication, Dar El Ouma, Algiers, Algeria. Ar Azzi, A. (1997). Ethicial Competence in the Information Age, Monograph, ISP Publishing House, Pk. En Azzi, A. (2004). Studies in Communication Theories: Towards a Distinctive Theory of Communication, Center of Arab Studies, Beirut, Lebanon. Ar Azzi, A. (2009). Media and the Disintegration of Value System in the Arab Muslim Context: An Epistemological Reading in the Archeology of Culture, Mediterranean Press House, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Azzi, A. (2009). Sociology of Mass Communication, Mediterranean Press House, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Azzi, A. (2010). Contemporary Concepts in Communication, Mediterranean Press House, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Azzi, A. (2011). Value Determinism Theory of Media, Mediterranean Press House, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Azzi, A. (2011). The Archeology of Ethical Communication: Malik Bennabi, El Wartilani, Nursi and Sun Tsu, Mediterranean Press House, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Azzi, A. (2012). Academic Interviews on Value Determinism Theory of Media, Dar El Warcem, Algiers, Algeria. Ar Azzi, A. and Boumaiza S. (2012). Media and Society: A Sociological Look with Special Reference to Arab & Muslim Context, Dar El Warcem, Algiers, Algeria. Azzi, A. (2012). Methodology of Value Determinism Theory of Media, Mediterranean Press House, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Azzi, A. (2016). Theory of Ethical Duty in Media Practices, Mediterranean Press House, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Co-Authored: ALESCO, Azzi, A. el al. (1992). Mass Effects in Modern Society, ALECSO Publications, Tunis, Tunisia. Ar Book Chapters: 11 book chapters in Azzi. A. et al. (1992). Culture and Intellectuals in the Arab World, Center for Arab Studies, Beirut, Lebanon -- Azzi A. et al. (1992). Culture and Management, University Press, Algiers, Algeria -- Azzi A. et al. (1993). Sociology and Contemporary Arab Society, University of Alexandria Press, Egypt. – Azzi, A. et al. (1998).Mass Media in Selected Muslim Countries, IIUM University Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Azzi A. et al. (2004). Satellite Communication, Center for Arab Studies, Beirut, Lebanon – Azzi A. et al (2005). The Internet and the Youth, Conference Proceedings, University of Sharjah Press, UAE – Azzi A. et al. (2006). Arab Encyclopedia of Knowledge, Arab Association of Translation, Beirut, Lebanon -- Azzi, A. et al. (2007). Arabic and Receptive Communication, Center of Arab Studies, Beirut, Lebanon. – Azzi, A. et al. (2008). Image and Reality, Center for Arab Studies, Beirut, Lebanon, 2008. – Azzi, A. et al. (2016). Exploration in Global Media Ethics, Routledge, UK – and Azzi A. et al. (2016). Media Anothology: A Critical Reader – Visualizing Mass Media from a Macro Perspective, Nova Publication, New York Journal Articles (past 4 years) Azzi, A. (2019). “Clifford G Christians Media ethics and global justice in the digital age,” Book Review, Journalism (USA), Aug. 1, 2019. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1464884919864732 Suhad Saud Samman & Azzi, A. (2021). “How Do Saudi Young Women Express their Aspirations on Social Media Platforms? A Survey Research,” University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 18, Number 1. Samiya Dakhane & Azzi, A. (2020). "Social Media and Privacy in the UAE: A Survey Research," University of Sharjah Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences, accepted for publication on Nov. 26, 2020. Azzi, A. (2021). “Journalists’ Ethical Awareness in the UAE: A Survey Study,” Arab Journal of Media and Communication. https://samc.ksu.edu.sa/sites/samc.ksu.edu.sa/files/imce_images/ldd_rqm_26.pdf Book Chapters: Azzi, A. (2021). “Avoiding Imperialism: Merging the Global and the Local" book chapter in Stephen Ward and Clifford Christians, The Handbook of Global Media Ethics, Springer, UK. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-32103-5
News Reporting & Editing | Communication Theory | Media & Society | Media Law and Ethics and Qualitative Research Methods
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