Bertrand Cabedoche

President of Orbicom
Professor of information and communication sciences
UNESCO chairholder on international communication at the University of Grenoble


Docteur d’état in political sciences (1987), graduate of the Higher School of Journalism of Lille (1978), Bertrand Cabedoche is now in charge of the international development of GRESEC, a well-known French academic research team in the field of information and communication, and responsible of the International development of the Doctoral School of University of Grenoble. He is member too of the board of advisors of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).


As a researcher, he has worked (1992-1996) on the representations of the European Union in the main member states’ newspapers for FUNDESCO, Fundación para el desarrolo de la Communicación (Madrid). He has also been working on media discourses on North-South relations since the 1970s on the field of international information. And for the recent time, he has been working on the ways societies are constructed when they become the subject of public (polemic) debates (for instance in the case of energies; nanotechnologies; Cultural Diversity and Cultural, Information and Communication Industries), with the advantage of a long professional experience last three past decades as a journalist in France and Canada (chief editor), than an international consultant for multinational organisations. Among numerous scientific publications (in France, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Romania, Brazil, Lebanon, Tunisia, Madagascar, China), he is the author of Les chrétiens et le tiers-monde.


Pour une fidélité critique [Christians and the Third Word. Critics and Loyalty], Paris: Karthala, 1990 and Ce nucléaire qu’on nous montre. Construire la socialité dans le débat sur les énergies [The nuclear show. Building sociality on energies debates], Paris: L’Harmattan, 2003.

Bertrand Cabedoche worked as a visiting professor at Beirut Arab University (2011, Lebanon) and at Moscow Higher School of Economics (2012, Russia). Every year since 2008, he gives courses at Antananarivo University (Madagascar). Since 2005, he is one of the regular lecturers and authors for European summer school (ECREA), (2nd collective 2012 excellence award as "an example of the best practices for contents and promotion of international cooperation", from the Slovene national agency Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for mobility and European Edcational and Training, Erasmus programme Lifelong Learning - Projets d'apprentissage intensif).


He has been invited to do seminars or lectures at Universities of Amann (Jordan), Amsterdam (Nederland), Beijing (China), Beirut (Lebanon), Brazzaville (Congo), Bucharest (Romania), Chenai (India), Curitiba (Brazil), Douala (Cameroon), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), Lund (Sweden), Moscow (Russia), Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Senegal), Shanghaï (China), Tunis (Tunisia), Westminster (U.K.), Wien (Austria). Since 2009, he regularly works every year as an international assessor for national scientific founds center forbiding grants to research teams and scientific laboratories (Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), Montréal, Canada; Conseil de la recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), Ottawa, Canada; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, international peer review-process, Lisboa, Portugal).

He was a director of the Higher School of Journalism of Grenoble, one of the 12 official training schools in France and scientific director (2005-2009), trainer for trainings in journalism in Africa. He is involving now in the Unesco programme for the development of Centers of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa. He is involving too for humanitarian projects with NGO (founder) in Africa and India and since 2003,member of Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA french authority for Tv and radio regulation)