Leon Barkho

Professor, Coordinator of International News Unit, University of Sharjah, College of Arts

Leon Barkho is a professor of media and communication sciences at the University of Sharjah’s College of Communication and professor emeritus at Sweden’s Jönköping University.

He holds an M.Sc. in applied linguistics and a PhD in media and communication science. Previously, he held positions at Reuters News Agency as bureau chief and the Associated Press as staff writer.

He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies. He has written numerous papers and books on discourse analysis, language, impartiality, translation and media and communication studies. His most recent book “A Critique of Arab Media Discourse” was published in Arabic by Arab Scientific Publishers Inc.

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