Following are a selection of Dr. Abdulla’s recent presentations. For a full list of Dr. Abdulla’s presentations, please refer to her Curriculum Vitae.
- Abdulla, R. (2014). Social media amidst four regime changes: Lessons from the Khaled Said page and beyond.
- Presented to NCA 2014 (National Communication Association) Convention, Chicago, Illinois.
- Abdulla, R. (2014). Navigating the boundaries between state and public: the case of public service broadcasting in Egypt. Presented to the Re-visionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise in Media (RIPE) Conference. Tokyo.
- Abdulla, R. (2014). Facebook polls as proto-democratic instruments: The ‘We Are All Khaled Said’ Facebook page. Presented to the Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space Conference. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
- Abdulla, R. (2013). Reform of the public media in Egypt. Presented to the International Communication Association Convention. London.
- Abdulla, R. (2012). Lessons from Egypt: The roles and limits of social media in political activism and transformation. Keynote address. The biennial conference series on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication (CATaC). Aarhus, Denmark.
- Abdulla, R. (2012). Democratic Governance, Engagement, Participation, Information and Accountability: Lessons from Egypt. Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires.
- Abdulla, R. (2012). Developing a Research Agenda for a Democratic Future in Egypt. World Press Freedom Day Conference. UNESCO and Media Diversity Institute. Tunis, Tunisia. May 2012.
- Abdulla, R. (2012). Spectrum Regulation Policies in Egypt. Columbia University andOpen Society Foundations. New York. May 2012.
- Abdulla, R. (2011). An analysis of Egypt’s State Television Public Broadcasting Service: Results of a Two-Year Study.
- Presented to the UNESCO International Conference on Media Reform and Research, Cairo, Egypt.
INVITED LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
- Egyptian media in transition. European Union Southern Neighborhood Civil Society Forum. Brussels. May 2014.
- Viral revolutions, open governance. International Peace Institute. Vienna. April 2014.
- Egyptian media in transition. European Union Southern Neighborhood Civil Society Forum. Brussels. April 2014.
- Egypt after Morsi. Corrente Rosa Association, Foreign Press Association. Rome. Feb. 2014.
- Double standards in Egyptian media and its effect on freedom of expression. Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Cairo. Sept. 2013.
- Public-service television, a Mediterranean ambition. CMCA (Mediterranean Center of Audiovisual Communication), PriMed. Marseilles, France. June 2013.
- Cyberactivism: Caught between love and hate? Stockholm Internet Forum. Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Stockholm. May 2013.
- From "liberal autocracy" to "illiberal democracy." Cairo Talks on Transformation and Change. German Academic Exchange Service. Cairo. May 2013.
- The State of the Media in Egypt: Threats and Opportunities. World Press Freedom Forum. UNESCO, Cairo. May 2013.
- Mapping EuroMed Media Dialogue: Good Practices in Journalistic Exchanges and Training, and Proposed Plan of Action. The Anna Lindh Foundation, Belfast, Ireland. May 2013. (Presentation delivered by co-author Paul Gillispie).
- Plurality in the Media of the Arab World. UNESCO World Trends Study Workshop, UNESCO, Paris. Feb. 2013.
- Media Diversity During Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum (November-December 2012). Media Diversity Institute, Cairo. Feb. 2013.
- Closing Remarks: What the Civic Society Needs. Invited talk for the closing plenary session of the Anna Lindh Foundation Forum. Marseille. April 2013.
- Media in the Midst of Transition. Invited talk for the media experts session of the Anna Lindh Foundation Forum. Marseille. April 2013.
- Euro-Med Media Mapping: Good Practices and Action Plan. Invited talk for the Anna Lindh Foundation Euro-Med Media Meeting. Barcelona. March 2013.
- Promoting Freedom of Expression and Media Development in Egypt. Invited talk for the UNESCO World Summit on Information Systems +10. Paris. Feb. 2013.
- The role of social media in the aftermath of Egypt's revolution. Invited public lecture for University of California, Santa Barbara. Dec. 2012.
- Egypt's Revolution from the 18 Days to Now: Was/Is Social Media Really Significant? Invited public lecture for Stanford University. Nov. 2012.
- Social Media and Revolution: Egypt. Invited public lecture for the Department of Communication, San Francisco State University. Nov. 2012.
- Social Media, Culture, and Revolution: Egypt. Invited public lecture for the Department of Communication, California State University Long Beach. Oct. 2012.