Salvatore Scifo is an Associate Professor in Communication and Social Media at the School of Journalism, English and Communication at Bournemouth University (UK). Prior to that he has worked in Istanbul between 2008 and 2016 at Marmara University, Koc University and Maltepe University. His main research interests are Community Media in the British and European context, as well as use the use of social media in the context of crises. Recent work includes a contribution to a report for the Council of Europe 'Spaces of Inclusion - An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media, released in March 2018, and the co-authorship of a the book chapter 'Mapping the citizen news landscape: blurring boundaries, promises, perils and beyond' for 'The Handbook of Communication Science' edited by Tim Vos and to be published by De Gruyter. in 2018.


He is the co-chair of the Community Communication and Alternative Media section of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) for 2016-2020 and a member of Steering Group of the MeCCSA Radio Studies Network. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and of the Board of Experts Group of the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE).

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Salvatore Scifo

Monika Kopytowska ( received her Ph.D. from the University of Lodz, Poland, where she is currently affiliated with the Department of Pragmatics. Her research interests revolve around media discourse and the pragma-rhetorical aspects of the mass-mediated representation of conflict, ethnicity, and religion. She has published internationally in linguistic journals and volumes (e.g. [ed.] Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres, Benjamins, 2017, with Yusuf Kalyango [eds.] Why Discourse Matters, Peter Lang, 2014, with Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, John Osborne, Josef Schmied and Konca Yumlu [eds.] Languages, Cultures, Media, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, with Christian Karner [eds.], National Identity and Europe in Times of Crisis, Emerald, 2017, with Paul Chilton [eds.] Religion, Language and Human Mind. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). She is the Editor-in-Chief of Lodz Papers in Pragmatics (De Gruyter), the assistant editor of CADAAD Journal, and editorial board member of The University of Nairobi Journal of Language and Linguistics. She has been visiting scholar at Lancaster University and University of Nairobi. In 2011 she was awarded the U.S. State Department grant within the SUSI program: U.S. Institute on Journalism and Media (University of Ohio, USA, 4th July-16th August, 2011). She conducted workshops on media and conflict within the study abroad program for American students at the University of Zambia (2011) and delivered lectures at the National University of Rwanda and Addis Ababa University. She also did fieldwork in media houses in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia. On the European ground in 2010, 2011 and 2012 she coordinated an Erasmus Intensive Programme “Language and Culture Data: Methods and Applications”, a series of workshops and lectures in Poland, France and Turkey, co-organized with Technical University of Chemnitz, University of Savoie and Ege University. She is one of the board members of the European Network for Intercultural Education Activities (ENIEDA).


In 2015-2017 she has been in charge of the Polish component of the project C.O.N.T.A.C.T. Creating On-line Network, Monitoring Team and Phone App to Counter Hate Crime Tactics 2015-2017 (, co-financed by the EU Commission (grant no. JUST/2014/RRAC/AG/HATE/6706. Within the project she conducted research on hate speech in Poland and organized training workshops for media, police, educators and students.



Dr. Monika Kopytowska

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