Ms Naila Nabil Hamdy, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Her teaching and research interests focus on various aspects of the journalism profession in Egypt and the region, media convergence, media and political participation, and media development in the Arab region. She teaches both in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She has published in the International Communication Gazette, Journal of Middle East Media, The Global Media Journal-Arabian Edition, Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, the Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture and the Journal of Communication.
Hamdy is the Past President and member of the board of the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE), and is a member of the Broadcast Educators Association (BEA), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
Hamdy is a former television journalist who has worked for a variety of television stations including CBS News (news division of American television and radio network) and ZDF (German TV). She has also worked as a media consultant for USAID, UNDP and others.