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Katharine Sarikakis


Katharine Sarikakis - Universitat Wien, Austria

Katharine Sarikakis is the Chair of Media Governance at the University of Vienna and Head of the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab. She is also the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration until 2019. Her career trajectory includes twenty years of research and tenured positions in the UK, the latest of which was at the University of Leeds, heading the Centre for International Communication Research. She has served as elected officer at the major European and International communication associations of ECREA, IAMCR and ICA; she was the youngest ever elected Vice President of IAMCR (2000-2004), established the Communication Law and Policy Section of ECREA and served as elected Executive Board member; currently she is the Chair of the Communication Law and Policy Division of the ICA. Her academic work in Media Governance explores through political philosophical lenses the overarching  question of citizen empowerment in communicative spaces: she has done work on European and global systems of governance and issues of fundamental freedoms and communication. Some current research involves policies around the safety of journalists and press freedom, privacy in social media and youth, copyright and democratisation of culture. Her work can be found here: 



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