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Tewelde, Yonatan

Yonatan Tewelde


Yonatan Tewelde is from Eritrea and is currently a doctoral student of Media arts and studies at Ohio University. He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Asmara, in Eritrea and studied for his masters of Communication degree at Yasar University in Turkey and Koblenz University in Germany. At Ohio University, Yonatan did his MA in Communication for Development and worked with the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Institute at Ohio University as a communication specialist. Yonatan has more than ten years of experience in digital video production and has worked as a videographer, editor and photographer working mainly with African artists in different projects ranging from feature films to documentaries and music videos. Yonatan’s research interests hover around visual culture and online spheres. His recent and ongoing projects have focused on semiotic analysis, contentment analysis, technologies and spaces of political participation and participatory communication.


Tewelde, Y. T. (2015). Seeing the image of an Eritrean Hero. Journal of African Cultural Studies, 27(2), 172-180. Tewelde, Y. T. (2015).

White Hotel, film review. Journal of African Media Studies, 7(3), 363-365 TEWELDE, Y. (2014).

Eritrea Basınında Dış Ülke Haberleri–Eritrea Profile Gazetesi İncelemesi. Journal of Yasar University, 9(35), 6099-6260.


Email: yt053813@ohio.edu

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4801-7883