Ayalew Dejen, M.A.

Journalism and Communication · Dilla University, Ethiopia, Ethiopia — Lecturer

Global Journalism · NLA University College, Norway — MA Student Fellow

Public and International Relations · Dilla University, Ethiopia — Director

Research Areas

  • Communications Theory
  • Crisis Communication
  • Cultural Analysis
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication History
  • Media Theory
  • Political Communication
  • Rhetorics

Ongoing Projects

Media Discourse and Propaganda: A critical discourse analysis of media reports on Ethiopian war


My name is Ayalew Dejen. I am a lecturer of Journalism and Communication; and director for Public and International Relations Office at Dilla University, Ethiopia. I got my BA degree in Journalism and Communication at Dilla University and MA in Multimedia Journalism at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I also attended courses about Masters of Global Journalsim without thesis at NLA University College 2019/2020, Kristiansand, Norway.

I did research Senior Essay on the role of investigative journalism in addressing public issues and MA thesis on Media reporting of the Nile politics in the case of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiations from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan media houses perspectives. Currently, I am doing a research project on media discourse and propaganda aspects of international and national media reports on the northern Ethiopian war. This project is granted by Dilla University Research and Dissemination Office. I am very much interested in areas such as media discourse, political communication, communication theory and philosophy, media education and literacy etc.