Our Team


ACM is run by a team of media researchers, experts and practitioners in the fields of digital media, online journalism and civic activism, and based at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. We also work in collaboration with our network of MENA-based partners and with e-learning experts across Europe and the UK.

Dr. Dima Saber

Dr. Dima Saber

Dima is a Senior Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. She is responsible for leading and delivering projects in citizen journalism in the Arab region, with a focus on the role of digital media in fostering social change and in altering the work of political activists in post-revolution countries such as Egypt, Tunisia and Syria.

@Dimalb

Jerome Turner

Jerome Turner

Jerome is a Research Assistant at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research with research interests in online communities and social media, and community studies as explored through his recent work on the Media, Community and the Creative Citizen project. His PhD study focuses on hyperlocal media audiences in the UK.

@jezturner

Pamela Kesrouani

Pamela Kesrouani

Pamela is a freelance journalist hovering between Dubai and Beirut to cover the latest socio-economic and cultural developments in the Arab world. After working 8 years in the broadcast media in Paris as a reporter and anchor, she is now more focused on the online and digital media. She works with several Arabic online platforms that cover the MENA region.

@poumk13

Kipp Jones

Kipp Jones

Kipp co-runs Wild Ilk Limited, a start-up graphic design studio working in brand, web and print design. Whilst collaborating with the Arab Citizen Media team he developed a new graphic style for the organisation which could then be applied to various forms of screen media, including this website.

@WildIlk

Charlotte Stevens

Charlotte Stevens

Charlotte Stevens is a Research Assistant in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. Her PhD thesis examined video works made by productive media audiences. Her research interests include amateur archiving practices, women’s historical and contemporary uses of domestic media technology, and public engagement with history.

@charloween


Meedan

Meedan builds digital tools for global journalists and translators. We are a team of designers, technologists and journalists who focus on open source investigation of digital media and crowdsourced translation of social media. Checkdesk is our flexible toolkit for collaboration around verifying user generated content. The Checkdesk project has worked to build tools, support independent journalists, and develop media literacy training resources that aim to improve the investigative quality of citizen journalism and help limit the rapid spread of rumors and misinformation.

meedan.com


Partners

Our network of partners provide field training to media activists, citizen journalists and online investigators across the Arab region. They also are the first users of these resources, and this platform wouldn’t have been launched without their experience, feedback and contribution.