Susana Sampaio-Dias
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    PO1 2DZ Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

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Human rights and journalism, press freedom, gender and journalism, news production research

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Susana Sampaio-Dias is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Portsmouth. She holds a PhD from Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, where she also contributed to teaching and worked as a researcher. Her first monograph Reporting Human Rights was published by Peter Lang in 2016.  Susana worked as a journalist and news producer for RTP Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public service broadcaster. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law, and in Communication Law and Copyright, both from University of Coimbra (Portugal). Before that, she completed an MA in Journalism Studies and a BA in Journalism from the University of Coimbra.

Research Interests

  • Human Rights and Journalism
  • Press freedom and security of journalists
  • News production and ethnography
  • International Human Rights Law and Responsibility to Protect
  • Journalism in Lusophone Africa
  • Social media and digital news
  • Environment and community

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Cardiff University

External positions

Teaching Assistant and Post Doc researcher, Cardiff University

Journalist and News Producer, RTP Radio e Televisao de Portugal


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