Leon Barkho is professor of media and communication sciences at the University of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. He holds an M.Sc. in applied linguistics and a Ph.D. in media and communication science. Previously, he held positions at Reuters News Agency as bureau chief and the Associated Press as staff writer. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies. He has written numerous papers on discourse analysis, language, impartiality, translation and media and communication studies. Barkho is the author of News from the BBC, CNN and Aljazeera (Hampton Press, 2010) and editor of From Theory to Practice: How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (Intellect, 2013) and Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research (Intellect, 2017). His most recent book A Critique of Arab Media Discourse (2020) was published in Arabic by Arab Scientific Publishers Inc.
Contact: College of Communication, University of Sharjah, W7–118, Sharjah, UAE.