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Sylvie Briand

Assistant Professor of Journalism – English Track

Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication

Sylvie A. Briand has more than 15 years of extensive experience in journalism as a bureau chief, field reporter and interviewer on wars, politics, business and social issues. She has covered major events and conflicts across the globe, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and Cuba.

Throughout her career, she has worked as a bureau chief and a war reporter for the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), as well as a correspondent for other international media organizations such as Radio-Canada and the French newspaper Liberation. She joined the AUD as an assistant professor of journalism in 2018.

Sylvie A. Briand holds a Master's degree from the University of Montreal and is preparing a PhD thesis at the University of Montpellier, in France, on the media representation of the Middle East. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and has good knowledge of Classical Arabic.