Roja Zaitoonie

Education 

  • Nov 2012 – Dec 2015: M.A. in Social Science (Globalization, Transnationalization and Governance), Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Sep 2013 – Sep 2014: LL.M. in Human Rights, Democracy and Global Justice, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Oct 2008 – Oct 2012: B.A. in Social Science (Culture, Individuals and Society) and Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Sep 2010 – Sep 2011: Erasmus in Audio-visual Communication, University of Valencia, Spain

Academic Work Experience 

  • since Jul 2018: PhD fellow and research associate @ Institute for Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Mar 2015 – Apr 2015: Intern @ German Parliament (Bundestag), Berlin, Scientific Services, Division for Foreign Affairs, International Law, Economic Cooperation and Development, Defence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Apr 2012 – Mar 2014: Scientific Assistant @ Chair of Comparative Politics, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Social and Humanitarian Work Experience

  • Sep 2020 – Mar 2021: Freelancer @ DW Akademie, Section for Research and Evaluation, Berlin
  • Oct 2019 – Mar 2020: Visiting Scholar @ DW Akademie, Section for Research and Evaluation, Ber
  • Aug 2016 – Dec 2018: Program Coordinator @ German Children and Youth Foundation, Berlin
  • Feb 2016 – May 2016: Intern and Project Coordinator @ German Foreign Office, Berlin, Division for Humanitarian Assistance and Humanitarian Demining
  • Oct 2015 – Jan 2016: Social Worker for Refugees and Asylum Seekers @ Malteser Germany, Düsseldorf
  • Jan 2014 – Sep 2014: Intern and Volunteer @ Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR), Valencia

Research Focus and Interests

  • Media Development, United Nations, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Global Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance, International Relations, Global Governance, Sociology, Epistemology, Political Theory, Legal Philosophy, Global Citizenship, Empirical Research

PhD Project

 

 

The United Nations’ Efforts on Media and Public Communication in Peacekeeping Operations

A Comparative Study on Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone  

 

Learn more about the project here.

Supervisor

 

Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß, Ruhr University Bochum

Prof. Dr. Jens Loenhoff, University of Duisburg-Essen

Publications 

  • Zaitoonie, R. (2020). Building Peace through Radio? UN Efforts on Media and Public Information, Humanitarian News Research Network, online available.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2014). Between Idealism and Realism – The Global Governance of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (master’s thesis), online available.

Presentations

  • Zaitoonie, R. (2021, April 23). The Policy-Making of the United Nations in the Field of Media and Public Communication – A Historical Comparison between the General Assembly and the Security Council [Paper presentation]. Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen (online).
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2021, April 20). Public Relations or Public Broadcasting? An Overview about the UN’s Efforts on Media and Public Communication in Peace Operations [Conference Presentation]. Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield (online).
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2020, July 12-17). The Achievements and Challenges of the United Nations’ Security Council in the Field of Media and Public Communication [Paper presentation]. IAMCR Conference 2020, Tampere, Finland (online).
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, October 29). From Idea to Reality? The UN Efforts on Media Development in Fragile and (Post-)Conflict Contexts [PhD presentation]. YECREA International and Intercultural Communication Young Scholars Workshop, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, October 25). The Achievements and Challenges of the United Nations’ General Assembly in the Field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) [Paper presentation]. Intercultural and International Communication Conference 2019, Dortmund, Germany.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, September 19). Constructing Peace through Media? The Targeted Use of Media Interventions in Peace Processes [Paper presentation]. ECREA Workshop “The Constructionist View of Communication: Promises and Challenges” (Working Group on Philosophy of Communication), Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, July 10). The Achievements and Challenges of the United Nations’ General Assembly in the Field of Media and Public Communication [Paper presentation]. IAMCR Conference 2019, Madrid, Spain.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2015, November 22). Between Idealism and Realism - The Global Governance of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament [Training Session]. Training of the German Red Cross on International Humanitarian Law, Alsfeld, Germany.
  • Zaitoonie, R. et al. (2015, February 5-6). Detención incomunicada en España [Paper Presentation]. Second International Congress on Security, Justice and Criminal Law, Valencia, Spain.

Contact

 

Email: roja.zaitoonie@rub.de

LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/roja-zaitoonie