About Christian Christensen
Christian Christensen is Professor of Journalism in the Department of Media Studies ay Stockholm University, Sweden. His email address is: christian DOT christensen AT ims DOT su DOT se
On Twitter: @chrchristensen
Bio: Christian Christensen obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Christensen’s research focuses upon the relationship between media and power: be it economic, political or military. Having started his research career looking at news and journalism (in Sweden, the US, UK and Turkey) , he has expanded his work to include the use of social media during times of warfare, as well as how governments and activist organizations such as WikiLeaks have begun to harness tools such as Twitter for the purposes of information distribution. Within these contexts, his work has also addressed freedom of speech and journalism in Turkey, the representation of Islam in the international media, as well the use of documentary film in the expression of anti-war sentiment.