Assistant Professor
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication


Brief Biography

Rasha Allam​, ​assistant professor and associate chair at the Department Journalism and Mass Communication, is a graduate of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (BA-2002, MA-2005), School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo. She is an Honorary Alumni of​ the Annenberg school for Communication​, University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Oxford University program of Media Laws and Regulations. ​​Her Doctorate, in Business Administration (DBA), is from Maastricht School of Management​ (2011)​ with specialization in Media Management.

Rasha Allam has a range of experience in teaching , she has been working as an affiliate professor  with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication ​since 2005 and teaching record with MSA university until 2014. Allam’s research interests include Egyptian and Arab media ​management systems, Arab broadcast media laws and regulations​, media monitoring, media and elections, freedom of speech and of the press in the Middle East.

​For years, ​Rasha Allam has a weekly column at Al Masry Al Youm, one of the leading independent newspapers in Egypt​ where she introduced the Twitter debate, Engaging with your Readers on Twitter​. In addition she contributed to other newspapers such as AlWatan as well as other Radio and Television news and talk programs.​​ In 2015,​ Dr. Allam has been appointed as the director of  the Media Office​ of the President of Egypt.