Theodora A. Maniou is an Assistant Professor in Journalism, Department of Social & Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. She holds a PhD & a BA in Journalism (School of Journalism & Media Studies, Aristotle University, Greece), and an MA in Communication’s Policy Studies (City, University of London, UK). Her area of specialization focuses on journalism practice, broadcast journalism in television and multimedia journalism. Prior to her current appointment she had worked as a journalist for several years and is a regular member of the International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists.