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Hussein Amin

  • Position: Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Director of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism
  • Department: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Email: h_amin@aucegypt.edu
Brief Biography

Hussein Amin earned a PhD degree from the Ohio State University. He has been an invited lecturer to many universities around the world and has presented keynote addresses to different international media organizations and communication associations. Amin is an active contributor to an extensive list of communication journals and internationally recognized media publications. In addition to his academic work, he has been recognized for his media projects and professional work. Amin has also received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to the field of media and communication. Amin’s research is mainly focused on global media systems with an emphasis on media law, regulations and policies in the Middle East.

Amin had several key positions in national, regional and global media structures. He served as a member of the board of trustees of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (1994-2016), the governing body of Egypt’s radio and television broadcasting, where he led many aspects of the restructuring of broadcasting in the state. He served as a member of the board of trustees of Telecom Egypt, the national telecommunication company in Egypt, where he was a founding member of the mobile company (WE). Amin was a member of the board of Trustees of the Information Technology Institute (ITI) and one of the members who supervised the media convergence project. Amin served as a senior consultant to the media and communication division of the League of the Arab States (LAS), where he led efforts, on behalf of the Arab League, to draft the Arab Satellite Charter, a set of principles guiding satellite broadcasting in the Arab World, and a media strategy for Arab women for the Arab Women Organization, an affiliate of the Arab League.

Amin was a member of the board of the Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (Lebanon) and is a member of the Arab Media Center. Amin is a founding member of the specialized Nilesat Television Networks (now NTN) and served on the National Committee on Media Monitoring during the Egyptian presidential and parliamentary elections. He served on a number of other boards, including The Board of Advisors for the Arab Thought Foundation (Lebanon), the Board of Trustees of the International Academy for Media and Engineering Sciences (Cairo), the Board of Experts for the Global Influence Initiative (GII) (USA). He also served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Arab Defence League. Amin serves on the board of the International Media Institute (IMI).

Amin is very active in professional associations in his field. He is the former president of the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE) and past chairman of the International Division of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) (USA). Amin is a member of the International Advisory and Program Committee of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (Germany) and was a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Internationalization Task Force (USA). Amin served on the advisory board of the University of Cambridge’s Arab Media Project (UK), and in 2006, he served as chair of the 25th annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

Amin is an active contributor to an extensive list of academic and professional journals and internationally recognized publications in the field of communications and media. He served as a member of the editorial board of the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ) (USA), a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication Educator (USA), a founding member and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Middle East Media (JMEM) (QATAR). Amin was a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of International Communication (JIC) (USA) and on the editorial advisory board of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication (USA). He is a member of the editorial board of Journalism Practice (Routledge) (USA), the Journal of African Media Studies (Intellect) (UK) and editor-in-Chief for Arab Media & Society published by the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism (Egypt). Amin served as the Arabic editor of the Global Media Journal (GMJ) (USA) and was the Middle East editor of the Global Media and Communication Journal (SAGE) (USA). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Media, War, and Conflict (SAGE) (USA).

Amin has served as a reviewer for The Journal of Communication (JC), The Journal of Broadcast and Electronic MediaThe Journal of European Communication, the Highway Africa conference, The Binational Fulbright Commission, the Kuwaiti Scientific Establishment and The American University in Cairo (AUC) press. He has developed media strategies for organizations and governments in the Middle East, including Egypt’s Media City, Nilesat, The Arab League Arab Women’s Media Strategy, the Arab Satellite Charter, Media Assessment in Egypt, The International Academy for Engineering and Media Science

His writings and cited research in both English and Arabic have been widely published in books and academic journals in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Amin’s book on "Civic Discourse and Digital Age Communication in the Middle East” by Ablex Publishing is considered a reference for many mass communication scholars in this area of study. Amin is the author of numerous book chapters, several monographs, and many research articles in English and in Arabic and has supervised MA theses and PhD dissertations in many parts of the world. Amin has presented papers at more than a hundred international academic conferences.

Amin is in high demand as a speaker, with over twenty keynote addresses to international European, American, and African academic and professional associations conferences, including COPEAM 2022, the European Parliament, IAMCR, Article 19, Global Fusion, AUSACE, Trading Culture, the European Union, UNESCO and the Freedom Forum. He is a frequent guest expert on television and radio programs in Egypt, the Arab World, Europe, and the United States. He has appeared as a media expert on NHK, CNN, NBC, MBC, Aljazeera, MSNBC, Nile TV, BBC, RAI, and other networks throughout the Arab World as well as China, Japan, and Australia.  

Amin has received numerous awards in recognition for his contributions to the field, including the Stephen H. Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communication Theory from the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) (New York), the Medallion of Honor from both the Nilesat organization (Egypt) and the Egyptian Media City, AlAzahar AlSharif (Cairo), and many others from different schools and associations in the field of journalism and mass communication around the world.