Altug Akin is an Associate Professor at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. Among his research interests are global-international communication, media production and journalism. Altug Akin completed his doctoral studies in audio-visual communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain; and masters’ studies in journalism studies at the Stockholm University and in information systems at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Parallel to his academic career, Altug Akin has been contributing to several media outlets, including Radyo Boğaziçi, Radyo Eksen, Swedish Public Service Radio (SR) and the BBC World Service Turkish Section. He currently teaches at the Department of Media and Communication at Izmir University of Economics, practices freelance journalism, and translates literature from Spanish to Turkish.