Staff Catalogue


Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management,
University Campus
 Venetia Papa is a Lecturer in Journalism and Media Studies of the University of Cyprus. She has received her Ph.D.  in Communication and Internet Studies from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and her MA and BA from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the potential in both meaning and practices of ICT-mediated social movements and identified the meanings of active citizenship today within the contours of social movement activity. Since 2020, is the coordinator of the research lab DAT-ACT at the University of Cyprus working on the emerging big data ecology through innovative and advanced methodological tools.From 2010 to 2018 she was employed at the Cyprus University of Technology as a Research Associate in several local and European research programs. She has published several scientific articles in well-know referred journals in the field of Media and Communication studies such as the European Journal of Communication and the Information, Communication and Society. She is the co-authored of the book Mobilisations numeriques: Politiques du conflit et technologies mediatiques (Les Presses des Mines, 2017).
 Her current research interests lie in the fields of new and alternative media, internet politics, media literacy, online communities, and social movements.


Granjon, F;Papa, V & Gokce, T (2017). “Mobilisations numériques: Politiques du Conflit et technologies médiatiques”. Paris,France: Presses des Mines, Collection Sciences Sociales.

Refereed Articles:

Papa V., and Kouros, Th. (2023). Do Facebook and Google care about journalism? Mapping the relationship between affordances of GNI/FJP tools and journalistic norms. Digital Journalism.

Papa, V., and Ioannides, N. (2023). Reviewing the impact of Facebook on civic participation: The mediating role of algorithmic curation and platform affordances. Journal of Communication Review.

Papa V., and Ioannou, M. (2023). The 10-year anniversary of intense protest in Greece and the role of Facebook. Journal of Information, Technology & Politics.

 Maniou Th., and Papa, V. (2023). The dissemination of science news in social media platforms during the COVID-19 crisis: Characteristics and selection criteria. Communication & Society.

 Kouros Th., Papa V., Ioannou M., and Kapnisis, V. (2022). Conspiratorial narratives on Facebook and their historical contextual associations: A case study from Cyprus, Journal of Communication Inquiry.

Milioni D., and Papa V. (2022). The oppositional affordances of data activism, Media International Australia, 183 (1), 1-16,

Photiadis Th., and Papa V. (2022). ‘What’s up with ur emotions?’ Untangling emotional user experience on Second Life and Facebook, Behaviour & Information Technology (online first), 1-14.

 Papa V., and Photiadis Th. (2021). Algorithmic Curation and Users’ Civic Attitudes: A Study on Facebook News Feed Results, Information, 12(522), 1-13.

Theodosiadou,S; Spyridou, P-Lia; Panayiotou, N, Milioni, D & Papa, V. (2021). "Journalism education in the post-truth era: An exploration of the voices of journalism students in Greece and Cyprus". Media Practice and Education.

Papa, V, & Maniou, Th. (2020). "Recurrent narratives around the COVID-19 crisis in social networks: A case study analysis on Facebook, Tripodos. Vol.27, No2, 11-28.

Maniou, Th; Papa, V & Bantimaroudis, Ph. (2020) “Salience of Fakeness: Experimental Evidence on Readers’ Distinction between Mainstream Media Content and Altered News Stories”, Journal of Communication: Media Watch, Vol.11, No3, 386-400

Papa, V (2017). To all activists: please post and share your story”: Renewing understandings on civic participation and the role of Facebook in the Indignados movement. European Journal of Communication, 32(6), 583-597.

Papa, V & Milioni, D (2016). I don’t wear blinkers, all right?” The multiple meanings of civic identity in the Indignados and the role of social media. Javnost/The Public, 23(3), 209-306.

Milioni, D; Doudaki, V; Tsiligiannis, P; Papa, V & Vadratsikas, K (2015). “Conflict as news and News as conflict: a multidimensional content analysis of TV news in Cyprus”. International Journal of Communication, 9(2015), 752-772.

Papa, V& Milioni, D (2013). Active Citizenship or Activist Citizenship? A Framework for Studying Citizenship in New Social Movements and the Role of ICTs”. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN, 6(3), 21-37.

Milioni, D; Vadratsikas, K & Papa, V (2012). ‘Their two cents worth’: Exploring user agency in readers’ comments in online news media. Observatorio, 6(3), 21-47.

Book Chapters:

Papa, V & Dahlgren, P (2017). “The Cypriot ‘Occupy the Buffer Zone’ movement: Online discursive frames and civic engagement”. In Doudaki, V., Carpentier, N (Ed.), Conflict and Media. The enduring conflict in Cyprus and its imaginings (pp. 324). London: Berghahn Books.