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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A New Kind of Information Warfare? Cyber-Conflict and the Gulf Crisis 2010-2017

This article analyses the Gulf crisis and explores the historical, strategic, and geopolitical dynamics that led to the crisis and looks closely at the...

American diplomacy needs a more mature approach towards Turkey

US policy is increasingly marred by erratic behaviour masquerading as well thought out policy and the Turkish political establishment can see through it.In the...

A tale of coups, double standards, and democracy

On this day two years ago the Turkish people defied a coup attempt to preserve their democracy. In keeping with history, the vast majority...

Has bias become new norm in Western media?

The extraordinary display of democratic maturity by the Turkish people during these elections and the unambiguous results constitute a hard lesson to the self-proclaimed...

Representation of Politics or Politics of Representation?Patterns of Western Mainstream Media Coverage during Turkey’s 2018 Elections

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there was media bias in the reporting and treatment of the related information, and determine...

Challenging mainstream news narrative on Gaza massacre

In a region that has been considerably weakened by foreign interventions and internecine rivalries, official positions vis-à-vis the recent Israeli provocations, with the exception...

Western media’s coverage of Turkey’s early elections

Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe has been monitoring electoral integrity in Turkey since 2002 and has regularly issued a clean bill of...

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