Abdul Nasser Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri

Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR)

Email: a.al-abri.2@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title

War reporting and military media management strategies in modern warfare.

Research summary

The research examines the entire social context of media production in the Western political system, with particular emphasis on British war journalists’ experience of reporting from different geographical areas, and their exposure to different factors of influence in the newsgathering process. As the purpose of this thesis is to examine the multitude of forces that can exert influence in shaping both war reporting and journalists’ performance, the key research question will be; to what extent have media rules and regulations set up by the UK armed forces in Iraq War influence war reporting by embedded journalists? Based on the fieldwork’s feedback, I will be able to describe the rationality behind existing rules and regulations for war reporting set up by the armed forces and the way embedded journalist dealt with these guidelines and compare it with war reporting practices when there are no troops on the ground such as the Northern Iraq, the Gaza War and the current civil war in Syria. Moreover, this thesis identifies the implications of the military’s policies in media and information management within the context of government-media relations, the decision-making process and media operation.

Supervisors

Additional information

  • 1989-1993: BA from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • 2005-2009: MA from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • 2012: Diploma from Naval War College, USA
  • 2015: PhD student in University of Glasgow

Conferences/seminars

  • Objects in and After Hostilities: The Material Culture of Conflict, Newcastle/Northumbria Universities 30-31 March 2017.
  • IMK/CCPR Exchange Workshop, University of Oslo, Norway, 12th May 2016.
  • Postgraduate Symposium 2016, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 4-5th May 2016
  • CCPR Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 27th April 2016
  • CCPR Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK 18th April 2016
  • CCPR Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2nd March 2016
  • CCPR Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 25th Nov 2015
  • CCPR Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 11th Nov 2016
  • CCPR Research and Reading Group, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 30 Sept 2015

Affiliation

  • Chatham House, London, UK
  • CSIS, Washington DC, USA
  • Heritage Foundation, Washington DC, USA
  • Wilson Center, Washington DC, USA