Zouhaïr Abassi has a PhD in British and Irish Civilisation obtained in 2001 at the University of Toulouse 2. He teaches English at the University of Reims’ distance learning service (Service d’Enseignement à Distance or SEAD) and translates in the areas of Social Sciences and Psychology. He has researched the coverage of the Northern Ireland conflict by the British quality Press. His main interests are discourse analyses related to media, political ideologies and communication processes. He is a member of SOFEIR (Société Française d’Etudes Irlandaises).