Amanuel Woldearegay

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence



Associate Professor of Media and Communication


Addis Ababa University


Mailing Address

Dr Amanuel Gebru
PO Box 150350
Addis Ababa

Phone/Fax Number(s)


Countries of Specialization



Dlitt et Phil, Doctor of Literature and Philosophy, Communication (2013, Unisa)
MA, Journalism and Communication, 2005, AAU

Research Interests

Media, Communications, Education

Teaching Interests

Media, Communications, Education


1. Gebru Woldearegay, A. (2021). Historiography of a Defender: Narratives of Victimhood, Resistance,
and Triumph in Sylvia Pankhurst's London-based New Times and Ethiopia News. Media History, 1-
2. Woldearegay, A. G., Teketel, S. Z., & Angelopulo, G. C. (2015). Development and validation of a
hybrid measure of organisational communication satisfaction. Communicare: Journal for
Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, 34(1), 1-26.
3. Woldearegay, A. G. (2021). Mapping the Reproductive Health Communication Landscape: A State-
of-the-art Review. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences, 16(2), 146-158.
4. Gebru, A. (2014). Ethiopian Television Service as a Mosaic Modernity Project. In: Modernization,
Nation-Building, and Television History, 110-. Routledge.
5. Zikargae, M. H., Woldearegay, A. G., & Skjerdal, T. (2022).Environmental conflicts as key factors
influencing participatory environmental communication and sustainable development of a rural
society. Conflict Resolution Quarterly. Vol. 40 No.1
6. Tabor, S., Mohammed, J., & Gebru, A. (2021). The Role Of Facebook As A Digital Public Sphere
For Political Deliberations And Mobilization In Ethiopia’s Pre-Transitional Period. NVEO-, 9727-
7. Zikargae, M. H., Woldearegay, A. G., & Skjerdal, T. (2022). Empowering rural society through non-
formal environmental education: An empirical study of environment and forest development
community projects in Ethiopia. Heliyon, 8(3), e09127.
8. Zikargae, M. H., Woldaregay, A. G., & Skjerdal, T. S. (2021). A critical analysis of a local non-
governmental organization community-based environment and forest development programs and its
implication for sustainable development: evidences of participatory environmental communication in
Ethiopia. African Identities, 1-17
9. Gessese, N., Gebru, A., & Nigatu, B. (2021). Mediatization of development in sub Saharan Africa:
insights from Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC),‘Mahibere Kidusan’magazine,
Ethiopia. Heliyon, 7(9), e07983.
10. Gessese, N., Gebru, A., & Nigatu, B. (2022). Visibility of development stories in selected religious
media discourse. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9(1),

11. Workineh,TM, Chanie Ali, Gebru, A. (2022).Intentions without attention: challenges in agricultural
extension communication in Ethiopia . International Journal of Global Environmental Issues
(article to appear in special issue). 2022.
12. Haimano Getachew, Adem Chane & Amanuel Gebru (2022). Appraisal of Nutrition communication
Strategies in Ethiopia: Efficacy and Barriers in National in National Nutrition Program in East
Gojam Zone, Eastern Africa Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 7 No. 1
13. Woldearegay, AG. (2022). Interstate Media Wars: The Experience of the Ethiopian Federation,
Modern Africa: History, Politics and Society (Accepted).
14. Amanuel Gebru. (2021). Children and Screen Media Effects: Theoretical Underpinnings, Empirical
Observations and Policy Implications. East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
(2021) Volume 6 (2) 83-100
15. Amanuel Gebru (2021). Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis:
A Book Review, Ethiopian Journal of Education 41 (1), 297, Solo-author
16. Amanuel Gebru (2022). International Inter-corporate Crisis Communication: Ethiopian Airlines,
Boeing and the MAX 8 Tragedy, Ethiopian Journal of Development Research ( to appear in Vol
42, Isse No.1) (Full Article-solo).
17. Amanuel Gebru (2020). The case for a safer screen media ecosystem for children: Linking evidence
to policy and practice, (Policy Brief), Ethiopian Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, Vol. XV,
No. 2 (Solo-author).
18. Zelalem Alemnew & Amanuel Gebru (2018). From the Public Sphere to the Airwaves: Media,
Governance and Citizenry, Journal of Ethiopian Studies, December, Vol. 51 pp. 105-142 (two-
19. Amanuel Gebru (2020). Patient centered communication: a synoptic review of the state of the art,
Ethiopian Medical Journal , Vol. 58, No. 3 (review article-solo)

20. Woldearegay, AG. (2022). Burnout in Journalism: Evidence from Regional Television Stations in
Ethiopia. Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies, 4(1), 35-50. (solo).
21. Woldearegay, AG. (2022). Alternative Voices from London: Women and the Abyssinian War in
Sylvia Pankhurst’s Internationalist Weekly New Times and Ethiopia News (under review).

22. Zikargae, M. H., Woldearegay, A. G., & Skjerdal, T. (2022). Empowering rural society through non-
formal environmental education: An empirical study of environment and forest development
community projects in Ethiopia. Heliyon, 8(3), e09127.
23. Amanuel Gebru (2021). Remembering Jemal Kashoggi: the media, the show trials, the limits of
international jurisprudence, and the uphill struggle for image repair, The Journal of International
Communication, DOI: 10.1080/13216597.2020.1867221 (Full Solo Article)

24. Amanuel Gebru (2021).Reputation of Addis Ababa University in the Eyes of Students: A College-
Level Perspective from Teacher Preparation Programs, Education Research International, Volume
2021 Article ID 5514195, 10 pages (Solo Article-Full)

25. Amanuel Gebru (2021). Predictive model of organizational justice, job satisfaction, and commitment:
The context of the state media sector in the Ethiopian Federation. Cogent Social Sciences, 7:1,
1930866, DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2021.1930866 (Solo-Full Article).

26. Amanuel Gebru (2020). Media Literacy Among Trainee Teachers at Debre Markos University:
Implications for Media Education, The Ethiopian Journal of Education Vol. XXXX No. 2 (Solo-
Full Article)
27. Ejigu, Abraham and Gebru , Amanuel. (2020). Relationship between press freedom and human
development: Evidence from Eastern African countries. World of Media. Issue 1. 1: 5-28.  DOI:
10.30547/worldofmedia.1.2020.1 (two authors).

28. Amanuel Gebru (2022). Prevalence and patterns of facemask use in marketplaces in Addis Ababa:
Implications for targeted SARS-CoV-2 risk communication Cogent Social Sciences, 8:1, 2045451,
DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2022.2045451 (Solo-Full Article).
29. Amanuel Gebru Woldearegay. (2022). Interstate Media Wars: The Experience of the
Ethiopian Federation. Modern Africa: Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society 2022
| Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 59-100
30. Gessesse, A. G., Haile, J. M., & Woldearegay, A. G. (2022). The Nexus Between Physician-Patient
Communication and Health Outcomes: Level of Patient Communication Satisfaction and Its Impact
on Adherence in Ethiopian Comprehensive Specialized Hospitals. Patient Preference &
Adherence, 16.
31. Zikargae, M. H., Woldearegay, A. G., & Skjerdal, T. (2022). Assessing the roles of stakeholders in
community projects on environmental security and livelihood of impoverished rural society: A
nongovernmental organization implementation strategy in focus. Heliyon, 8(10), e10987.