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Marius Dragomir profile photo
Marius Dragomir is the Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University (CEU). His research specializes in media and communication regulation, digital media, governing structures of public service media and broadcasting, spectrum management, and ownership regulation. Marius started his career as a journalist some 25 years ago in his native Romania, and has been working for English-language media since 1999. Since 2007, Marius has managed the research and policy portfolio of the Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), formerly the Network Media Program (NMP), in London. He has also been one of the main editors… [Read more]

Grzegorz Ekiert profile photo
Grzegorz Ekiert is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government at Harvard University, director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and senior scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. His research and teaching interests focus on comparative politics, regime change and democratization, civil society and social movements and East European politics and societies. His current projects explore civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia, state mobilized contention in authoritarian and hybrid regimes and patterns of political and economic transformations in the post-communist world. He is also a member of the… [Read more]

Ricardo Gutiérrez profile photo
Ricardo Gutiérrez is General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the largest journalists’ organisation in Europe, representing over 320,000 journalists in 45 countries. Former journalist for the Belgian daily newspaper “Le Soir”, he is senior lecturer at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He is a member of the Belgian Press Council (CDJ), the Executive Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the EU High Level Expert Group on Disinformation. He has conducted training for journalists on hate speech, ethical journalism and reporting on ethnicity and religion. More information about his interests (i.e. journalism and media) is… [Read more]

Stephen Hutchings profile photo
Stephen Hutchings is Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester and President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies. He has research interests in Russian cultural and media studies, Russian and Soviet television and film, Russian and Soviet literature and literary/cultural theory. Stephen was formerly Professor of Cultural Studies and Russian at the University of Surrey (1996-2006) and Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Rochester, New York (1990-1996). He was also a member of the RAE 2008 subpanel for Russian and Slavonic Languages and Cultures. He is on the editorial boards of several… [Read more]

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen profile photo
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Professor of Political Communication at Oxford University and Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. His work focuses on changes in the news media, political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both. He has done extensive research on American politics, journalism, and various forms of activism, and a significant amount of comparative work in Western Europe and beyond. In 2014, he won the Doris Graber Award for best book on political communication published in the last ten years, awarded by the American Political Science Association, for his Ground Wars. He is… [Read more]

Snježana Milivojević profile photo
Snježana Milivojević is Professor of Public Opinion and Media Studies at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Political Sciences. She coordinates the Culture and Media PhD program and the MA in Communication Studies and is the founding chair of the Center for Media Research. Her main academic interests are in political communication, media policy and regulation, cultural and gender studies, and media and public memory. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, USA, (2012-13), Chevning Scholar at St.Antony’s College, Oxford University (2001) and visiting professor as several European and American universities. [Read more]

Wojciech Przybylski profile photo
Wojciech Przybylski is the editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight and chairman of Res Publica Foundation in Warsaw, a media think tank with a focus on civil society, innovation and security in CEE. Previously, he has been the editor-in-chief of Eurozine - a Vienna based magazine with a European network of cultural journals, and a Polish quarterly Res Publica Nowa. He leads the 'New Europe 100' network of successful digital age leaders from CEE across the fields of business, research media, NGO and public administration, and serves as a member of the advisory board of the European Forum of New Ideas and… [Read more]

Sasha Scott profile photo
Sasha Scott is Research and Project Lead for the Digital Transformation Initiative at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the world’s leading alliance of Public Service Media (PSM) with 117 member organizations in 56 countries. His role is to support EBU Members design and execute their own transformation strategies by providing consultancy, training and research. Previous to joining the EBU, Sasha was based at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests cover the digital disruption of media industries, political communications, and mediated cultural memory. He has lectured on social media, research methods, and digital transformation, and holds a Ph.D. in… [Read more]