TERZIS Georgios, PhD

  • Position :
  • Associate Professor


  • Department :
  • Communications
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0) 2 614 81 85
  • E-mail :
  • Georgios.Terzis@vub.ac.be
  • Office hours :
  • By appointment
  • Nationality :
  • Greek
  • Languages :
  • English, Greek
  • Education :
  • Visiting and Research Fellowship University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College    


    Post-Doctoral Programme - University of Pennsylvania, USA (2002)


    Ph.D. in Communication Science - Katholieke Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (2001)


    Ph.D. Candidate in Mass Communication - Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands (1995)


    Master’s in Journalism Administration - The University of Memphis, USA (1993)


    Master’s in International Journalism - City University London, UK (1990)


    Bachelor’s in Sports Journalism - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1989)

  • Teaching :
    • Mass Communication
    • Journalism
    • European Communication Policies
    • Political Communication
    • Global Communication
    • Public Diplomacy
    • Capstone in Communication Studies


  • Research area(s) :
    • Media, Violence, Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding 
    • Science Diplomacy and International Academic Cooperation 
    • Governance, Global Governance, Media Governance
    • International Fake News and Social media 
    • Ethics
    • Development Communication 
    • Art and Conflict Resolution
    • Participatory Communication 
    • Culture, Cultural Policies and Cultural Diplomacy 
    • Media Training and Researchers Training 
    • Risk and Crisis Communication 
    • Scientific Excellence, Awards and Prizes Evaluation Processes 
    • Science Communication
    • Media Literacy


  • Research Project(s) :
  • RePast: Improving mutual understanding among Europeans by working through troubled pasts, European Commission, DG Research, H2020 CULT-COOP-02-2017 (2018-2021)


    EL-CSID, European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy, European Commission, DG Research, H2020 INT-11-2015 (2016-2019)


    INFOCORE: Media in Conflicts and Peace Building, European Commission, DG Research, FP7-SSH-2013  (2014-2016)


    Public Diplomacy and Outreach Devoted to the EU and the Gulf Cooperation - European Commission, European External Action Service (2012-2014)


    Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies Research Project - European Commission, DG Research, COST Action Programme (2010-2012)


    Digital Media Literacy for Parents and Grandparents - European Commission, DG Education, Grundvig Programme (2009-2010)


    Web-based Training on Risk Communication - European Commission, DG Education, Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (2006-2008)

  • Selected Publications :

    Terzis G., Kloza D. & Trottier D. (eds.), (2020) Disinformation and Digital Media as a Challenge for Democracy, Cambridge: Intersentia


    Terzis, G. (ed.), (2014), Mapping Foreign Correspondence in European Countries, London: Routledge


    Terzis, G. (ed.), (2009), European Journalism Education, Bristol: Intellect Books, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press


    Terzis, G. (ed.), (2008), European Media Governance: The Brussels Dimension, Bristol: Intellect Books, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press


    Terzis, G. (ed.), (2007), European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions, Bristol: Intellect Books, and Chicago: The University of Chicago Press



    Terzis, G. (2014), Media Stereotypes of Terrorism, in Mahmoud Eid (ed.) Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves, Hershey, PA: IGI Global


    Shahin J. and Terzis G. (2012) The European Public Sphere and Multilevel Governance: Structures and Actors, in Morganti L. (ed.) The European Public Sphere: from critical thinking to responsible action, Peter Lang Publishing


    Terzis, G. (2010) Regional Media Subjectivity and Terrorism, in Khan V. (ed.), Beacham's Encyclopedia of Terrorism: Hostility, Conflict, and Political Aggression in the 21st. Century, Vol. II, Beacham Publishing



    Terzis, G. (2012) Journalism Studies in a Mess Media World, Zitimata Epikoinonias, Vol. 14, Kastaniotis Publications.


    Terzis, G. (2008) The EU Correspondent, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 9 (4), August, Sage Publications


    Terzis, G. (2008) Thinking Journalism Education to Cross National Boundaries: De-Mainstreaming Binary Oppositions in Reporting the ‘Other’, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 9 (2), April, Sage Publications



    Shahin J., Woodward A., Terzis G. (2013) The impact of the Crisis on Civil Society Organisations in the EU: Risks and Opportunities, Open Citizenship, Vol. 4, issue 1


    Terzis, G. (2009), Media4Diversity, Taking the Pulse of Diversity in the Media, European Commission, Publications Office

  • Other relevant information:
  • Georgios Terzis was chair of the Journalism Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association from 2005-2010, and vice chair from 2010 until 2012.