Scott Bridges has taught at the University of Canberra since 2011 and currently lectures in communications and journalism. His PhD looks at how Al Jazeera’s reach and influence is expanding in the non-Arabic-speaking world. Previous to the University of Canberra, he taught communications at the University of Wollongong.
Scott worked two contracts as a director at Al Jazeera English in 2010 and 2011. He was not in Doha during the Egyptian Revolution but was on shift as Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed after the fall of Tripoli.
Scott started work on 18 Days after finishing work at AJE and spent eighteen months on the project, including two research trips back to Qatar. This is his first book.
He blogs at scottbridges.id.au and is @s_bridges on Twitter. Book-related posts and tweets on 18 days: Al Jazeera English and the Egyptian Revolution can be found at 18daysaje.com, facebook.com/18daysaje and @18daysaje.
Photo: Travis Longmore