Vanessa Bassil

Research themes
  • Social and Cultural Change and Adaptation
  • Development Politics
  • Politics & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Governance and conflict
Research countries
  • Lebanon
Professional experience

Entrepreneurship & Management: Media Association for Peace (MAP) Founder, President & Executive Director (since 2013)

Training & Consultancy: Local/ International NGOs & UN Agencies - media/journalism & peace projects (since 2011) 

Media & Journalism: Editor, Writer & Reporter (2007-2014)


BA Journalism, Lebanese University (2006-2009)

BA Political & Administartive Sciences, Lebanese University (2007-2011)

M1 Information & Communication Sciences, Lebanese University (2010-2011)

MA Media, Peace & Conflict Studies, UN University for Peace, Costa Rica (2013-2014/15)

PhD Development Studies, University of Bonn, Germany (2020---)


NGO Management, Advocacy, Awareness Raising & Capacity Building Projects, Trainings Design & Delivery, Media Development & Peace/Journalism Education & Practice

Doctoral research funded by

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

PD. Dr. Eva Youkhana

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Dennis Aviles 


2021.  More Than Ever, Lebanon Needs Media Freedom.  Further Information

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Vanessa Bassil

Junior Researcher

Political and Cultural Change

bassil.vanessa(at), vbassil(at)