Dr. Sadia Jamil


Dr. Sadia Jamil is a postdoctoral fellow at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi. In July 2015, she has received her PhD degree in Journalism at the University of Queensland, Australia. She also holds postgraduate degrees in the disciplines of Media Management (University of Stirling, Scotland) and Mass Communication (University of Karachi). Dr Jamil has been serving International Association of Media and Communication Research as the Vice Chair of Journalism Research and Education Section since 2016.  Since July 2020, she has been serving IAMCR’s Journalism Research and Education Section as an Interim Chair. Dr. Jamil has published and edited collections on freedom of expression, media freedom, safety of journalists, data journalism, ethnic media and digital divides. Her most recent edited books include ‘the Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety’ (IGI Global, 2019); ‘Discrimination, Gender Equality and Safety Risks in Journalism’ (forthcoming 2020, IGI Global) co-edited with Professor Baris Coban, Professor Bora Ataman and Dr Gifty Appiah-Adjei; ‘Ethnic Journalism in the Global South’ (forthcoming 2021, Palgrave MacMillan) co-edited with Dr. Anna Gladkova; and ‘Environmental Journalism in the Global South’ co-edited with Professor Ramon Tuazon and Therese Patricia S. Torres (forthcoming, Palgrave MacMillan).

Currently, she is serving editorial boards of: Routledge’s Journalism Practice and Digital Journalism, Intellect’s Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies and Media Watch journal.  Dr Jamil is also serving in the International Editorial Board of Bloomsbury-I.B. Tauris book series: “Political Communication and Media Practices in the Middle East and North Africa.”   To date, Dr Jamil is the recipient of a number of international awards and scholarships including: The University of Queensland’s Centennial Award (2010), UQ’s International Postgraduate Research Support Award (2010), the Norwegian UNESCO Commissions’ and Oslo Metropolitan University’s conference scholarships (2015-2018), IAMCR’s travel grant award (2019), Union Insurance’s Cairo Air Crash Journalists Victim Memorial Gold Medal (2007) and Daily Jang’s and The News’ Sardar Ali Sabri Memorial Gold Medal (2007).