Roja Zaitoonie

Education 

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

Academic Work Experience 

  • since Jul 2018: PhD fellow @ Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism, Dortmund and Ruhr University Bochum
  • 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

Social and Humanitarian Work Experience

  • Aug 2016 – Jun 2017: 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 in a refugee camp @ Malteser Germany, Düsseldorf
  • Jan 2014 – Sep 2014: Intern and Volunteer @ Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR), Valencia

Research Focus and Interests

  • Media Development, Press Freedom, Public Sphere, United Nations, Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies, Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship, Discrimination, Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, Humanitarian Assistance, Global Justice, International Humanitarian Law, Post-Colonialism, Social Inequality, International Relations, Sociology, Political Theory and Legal Philosophy 

PhD Project

 

From Idea to Reality?

The UN Efforts on Media Development in Fragile and (Post-)Conflict Contexts 

 

Learn more about the project here.

Supervisor

 

Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß, Ruhr University Bochum

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, September 6-9): Help or harm? Critical Perspectives on German Media Development Assistance [Paper presentation]. 8th European Communication Conference, Braga.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2020, July): The Achievements and Challenges of the United Nations’ Security Council [Paper presentation]. IAMCR 2020, Online Conference.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, October): Help or harm? Critical Perspectives on German Media Development Assistance [Paper presentation]. 8th European Communication Conference, Braga. 
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2020, July): The Achievements and Challenges of the United Nations’ Security Council [Paper presentation]. IAMCR 2020, Online Conference.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, October): The Achievements and Challenges of the United Nations’ General Assembly in the Field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) [Paper presentation]. IIC Conference19, Dortmund.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, September): Constructing Peace through Media? The Targeted Use of Media Interventions in Peace Processes [Paper presentation]. Workshop by ECREA‘s Philosophy of Communication, Tel Aviv.
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2019, July): The Achievements and Challenges of the United Nations’ General Assembly in the Field of Media and Public Communication. IAMCR Annual Conference, Madrid. 
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2015, October): Between Idealism and Realism – The Global Governance of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. German Red Cross, Alsfeld
  • Zaitoonie, R. (2014, February): Detención incomunicada en España (Working Paper for the Open Society Justice Initative). Second International Congress on Security, Justice and Criminal Law, Valencia

Contact

 

Email: roja.zaitoonie@rub.de