Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui is Manager at TRT World Research Centre. Dr. Cherkaoui has an extensive experience in strategic management, research, and consultancy across international media, tertiary education, and the creative industries throughout the U.K., Qatar, Malaysia, and New Zealand. He is an expert in international media and strategic communications, and holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, for which he was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Studies. His research interests include international broadcasting, media discourse, international news framing, information warfare, public diplomacy, soft power, nation branding, image management, crisis communication, and political and military affairs – specifically within the MENA region. He has put forward several publications, including The News Media at War: The Clash of Western and Arab Networks in the Middle East (2017) (London: I.B. Tauris). As an academic, strategic communications researcher, and a senior manager within organizations, Dr. Cherkaoui displays excellent interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in four languages – English, French, Arabic, and German.
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Reporting War and Conflict in the 21st Century

This book offers significant insights into reporting on various war zones and conflict areas, from TRT World’s finest journalists, correspondents, newsmakers, and producers.In this...

Holy Land, unholy reporting

The mainstream media treatment of the fourth Israeli war against Gaza continues to suffer from serious pitfalls, such as masking, language manipulation, and censorshipThe...

The 2022 Qatar World Cup and the battle of narratives

Serving human rights and social justice is a noble cause. However, falling prey to sensationalism and psy-ops while vilifying Qatar is counterproductive.Recently, the Norwegian...

Why did Al Jazeera step into uncharted right-wing territory?

The Qatari media network’s launch of Rightly, a digital platform that will cater to US conservatives, could be part of a strategy to future-proof...

Reporting White Supremacist Terror Needs a Fundamental Shift

In the first anniversary of Hanau’s heinous terror attack, German and Western news media have to accept their part of responsibility in the emergence...

Macron’s honoring a putschist: A fall from grace

French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to grant France’s most prestigious honorific distinction (légion d’honneur) to Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is very short-sighted and...

Azerbaijan’s campaign in Nagorno-Karabakh: Big victory and big lessons

Azerbaijan will preserve the military gains it has accomplished since the beginning of the conflict. Armenia will return other occupied territories it currently controls.In...

Emmanuel Macron’s Islamophobia and the boomerang effect

While Macron’s ill-conceived policies produced a boomerang effect internationally, many French observers are predicting that he will also fail domestically.Emmanuel Macron’s low approval ratings...

Déjà Vu: Disinformation and the US Presidential Elections

This policy outlook examines some key disinformation methods, which were heavily utilised in the 2016 US presidential elections and are part of the influence...

Murder in the Consulate: The Khashoggi Affair and the Turkish-Saudi War of Narratives

This paper will thoroughly evaluate the framing, rhetoric and discursive structures used by Turkey and Saudi Arabia while covering the Khashoggi affair.The research purpose...

Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency: Vision or Mirage?

This Policy Outlook outlines the contours of Macron's presidency and examines the roots of both his domestic engagements and his foreign policy vision, particular...

Turkey’s gas discovery fuels hopes for energy independence

The find could mark a new era for Turkey economically and strategically.The announcement made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the discovery of...

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