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Dr Roula Azar Douglas

Journalist & Author

Dr Roula Azar Douglas is a writer, journalist, lecturer, and researcher in the field of Information and Communication Sciences. She is interested in the media's power to shape social reality, and her doctoral thesis aims to understand the role of the Lebanese press in accelerating structural advancements towards gender equality. In addition to a Ph.D. in the Humanities, specializing in Information and Communication from the Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), she holds a postgraduate degree in Journalism from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2, and from the French Press Institute and the Lebanese University. Furthermore, she holds a postgraduate degree in Education Sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a bachelor's degree in Biology from the American University of Beirut (AUB).

Dr Roula Azar Douglas has lived between Canada and Lebanon. Currently based in Beirut, she teaches at Saint-Joseph University and serves as the editor-in-chief of the Campus page at L'Orient-Le Jour. An author of two novels and a contributor to several anthologies, she is a member of Parlement des écrivaines francophones. In 2010, she was nominated for the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press. Her novel, "The Day the Sun Didn't Rise," (Le Jour où le soleil ne s’est pas levé) was distinguished by being selected among the five finalists for the Hors Concours des Lycéens Prize in 2019. Dr Roula Azar Douglas writes with the aim of stimulating reflection and contributing to change towards a fairer, more humane, and more egalitarian society.

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