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Professor Petros Iosifidis

Prof in Media & Communication Policy

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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City, University of London
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About

Overview

Professor Iosifidis obtained his first degree in Sociology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens. He then completed his MA in Communication Policy Studies at City, University of London and PhD in Media Policy at University of Westminster. He previously taught at the University of North London.

Professor Iosifidis serves on the Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Research Council, he is Vice-Chair of IAMCR Global Media Policy Working Group and serves as External Examiner at the University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University.

He participates in the Senior Management Team of the Dept. of Sociology, has led the Tunstall Global Media Research Centre, and has been admissions tutor for the MA Media and Communication Programmes. He has authored/co-authored/edited eight books with themes ranging from public service media, to global media policy, to competition, merger control and pluralism, to social media and democracy, to television and sport, to media and globalisation.

He has published extensively in refereed journals such as International Communication Gazette, Media Culture and Society, and European Journal of Communication, has organised major conferences and workshops, has given several keynote addresses, and has presented papers in international conferences.

Professor Iosifidis is Principal Editor of the International Journal of Digital Television (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=175/
and also Co-Editor of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business Book Series (http://www.palgrave.com/us/series/14699).

He is special advisor to the Greek government on media and communication issues (http://www.city.ac.uk/news/2016/march/academic-to-advise-greek-government-on-media-issues).

He has participated as a national expert in numerous European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe and Open Society Foundation projects in the media, telecoms and Internet domains, resulting in online reports such as Media Policy and Independent Journalism in Greece and Comparative Analysis on Media Freedom and Pluralism in the EU Member States.

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. Vice-Chair of IAMCR Global Media Policy Working Group, IAMCR (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH), Sep 2016 – Dec 2019

Research

Professor Iosifidis is an active member of the Department of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the interdisciplinary Centre for Law Justice & Journalism.

Specialisms: Broadcasting policy and regulation in Europe and beyond; Media concentration policy and media pluralism; The impact of technological convergence on regulatory frameworks; The information society, digital television and digital exclusion; The prospects of public service broadcasting in the digital era; Media governance and social networks; Sports and television.

PhD supervision

Professor Iosifidis has supervised a wide range of PhD students in various areas of media policy and in other areas of sociology and is open to receiving informal enquiries from research students interested in undertaking doctoral studies. He is currently supervising three doctoral students whose topics are public service broadcasting, digital television and social networks.

Research Students

Name
Dimitrios TSAGALAS
Attendance
Sep 2016 – Dec 2019, part-time
Thesis Title
HISTORY OF THE PRESS- GREECE AND CYPRUS
Role
1st Supervisor
Name
Marina Nazarova
Attendance
Oct 2014 – Oct 2017
Thesis Title
The Role of ICT in Social Movements in Russia
Name
Panagiota Nakou
Thesis Title
Social media and the Far Right in Greece
Name
Kim Huyworth
Thesis Title
Media Convergence and PSB in Korea
Name
Helton Levy
Thesis Title
Social Media in Brazil
Name
Stamatia Zestanaki
Thesis Title
Social Media in Greece
Further Information
First supervisor

Publications

  1. Iosifidis, P. and Wheeler, M. (2016). Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks in the Western Context and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-41029-0.

Books (9)

  1. Flew, T., Iosifidis, P. and Steemers, J. (Eds.), (2016). Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-49394-1.
  2. Iosifidis, P. and Wheeler, M. (2016). Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks in the Western Context and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-41029-0.
  3. Iosifidis, P. (2013). Global Media and Communication Policy
    (soft-back edition).
    London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-36435-7.
  4. Evens, T., Iosifidis, P. and Smith, P. (2013). The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-36034-2.
  5. Iosifidis, P. (2011). Global Media and Communication Policy
    (hard-back edition).
    London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  6. Iosifidis, P. (2010). Reinventing Public Service Communication European Broadcasters and Beyond Introduction. Iosifidis, P. (Ed.), London: PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-22967-9.
  7. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Public television in the Digital Era: Technological Challenges and New Strategies for Europe. London: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-1-4039-8961-1.
  8. Iosifidis, P., Steemers, J. and Wheeler, M. (2005). European television industries. London: British Film Institute. ISBN 978-1-84457-059-1.
  9. Iosifidis, P. and Wheeler, M. Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks
    (forthcoming).
    London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapters (31)

  1. Iosifidis, P. (2016). Media Concentration in the UK. In Noam, E. (Ed.), International Media Concentration Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. Iosifidis, P. (2016). Globalization and the Re-emergence of the Regulatory State. In Flew, T., Iosifidis, P. and Steemers, J. (Eds.), Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-49394-1.
  3. Iosifidis, P. (2016). Social Media, Public Sphere and Democracy. In Iosifidis, P. and Wheeler, M. (Eds.), Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks in the Western Context and Beyond (pp. 13–37). UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-41029-0.
  4. Iosifidis, P. (2016). “Media Industries as Structure: Objectivism and the Societal Context - Case Study: The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights” pp. 89-107in Matthew Freeman (ed.) Industrial Approaches to Media: A Methodological Gateway to Industry Studies (Palgrave Macmillan)

    See http://commlist.org/archive/all/2016-all/msg01945.html.
    In Freeman, M. (Ed.), Industrial Approaches to Media: A Methodological Gateway to Industry Studies Palgrave Macmillan.
  5. Iosifidis, P. (2014). Digital Television and Switchover Policies in Europe. In Picard, R.G. and Liu, Y. (Eds.), Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media London: Routledge.
  6. Iosifidis, P. (2014). Pluralism, media mergers and European merger control. The Palgrave Handbook of European Media Policy (pp. 461–475). ISBN 978-1-137-03219-5.
  7. Iosifidis, P. (2013). Visual Citizenship and Public Service Media. In Thornham, H. and Popple, S. (Eds.), Content Cultures: Transformations of User Generated Content in Public Service Broadcasting IB Tauris.
  8. Iosifidis, P. (2013). Emerging Governance Pattern in Media & Communications. In Psychogiopoulou, E. (Ed.), Media Freedom and Independence London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  9. Iosifidis, P. (2011). Digital television and the search for content. Media Nationalism and European Identities (pp. 391–416). ISBN 978-963-9776-74-6.
  10. Iosifidis, P. (2010). Reinventing public service communication. In Iosifidis, P. (Ed.), Reinventing public service communication Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-0-230-22967-9.
  11. Iosifidis, P. (2010). Measuring Media Concentration. In Badillo, P.-.Y., Lesourd, J.-.B. and Association, A.E. (Eds.), The Media Industries and Their Markets Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-0-230-27770-0.
  12. Iosifidis, P. (2010). Pluralism and Funding of Public Service Broadcasting across Europe. In Iosifidis, P. (Ed.), Reinventing Public Service Communication: European Broadcasters and Beyond (pp. 23–35). London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-27711-3.
  13. Iosifidis, P. (2009). TV Sports Rights in Greece. In Blackshaw, I., Cornelius, S. and Siekmann, R. (Eds.), TV rights and sport Asser Press. ISBN 978-90-6704-281-9.
  14. Iosifidis, P. (2009). Greece. In Blackshaw, I., Cornelius, S. and Siekmann, R. (Eds.), TV Rights and Sport: Legal Aspects (Asser International Sports Law Series) (pp. 359–372). TMC ASSER PRESS. ISBN 978-90-6704-281-9.
  15. Iosifidis, P. (2008). Free-to-air TV, Digital Switchover and Public Service Broadcasting. In Meimaris, M. (Ed.), International Communication and Information (pp. 75–82).
  16. Iosifidis, P. (2008). Plurality in Public Service provision: A European Dimension. In Gardam, T., Levy, D.A.L., Journalism, R.I.F.T.S.O. and Communications, G.B.O.O. (Eds.), The Price of Plurality ISBN 978-0-9558889-0-8.
  17. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Discussion and Conclusion. Public Television in the Digital Era Technological Challenges and New Strategies for Europe (pp. 178–184). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  18. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Britain. (pp. 83–+). PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  19. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Competition and Dilemmas. (pp. 47–+). PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  20. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Factors Affecting the Development of Public Television. (pp. 22–+). PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  21. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Greece. (pp. 163–+). PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  22. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Spain. (pp. 120–+). PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  23. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Sweden. (pp. 152–+). PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  24. Iosifidis, P. (2007). The Republic of Ireland. (pp. 136–+). PALGRAVE. ISBN 978-0-230-59286-5.
  25. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Preface. Public Television in the Digital Era: Technological Challenges and New Strategies for Europe (soft-back edition) (pp. xiv–xxiv). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-36146-1.
  26. Iosifidis, P. (2006). Digital Television, Digital Exclusion and the Internet. In Leandros, N. (Ed.), The Impact of Internet on the Mass Media in Europe (pp. 77–89). Abramis Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84549-145-1.
  27. Iosifidis, P. (2006). Co-regulatory Measures in the Media Sector in Greece. EMR – Institute of European Media Law (pp. 60–62). Hamburg
  28. Iosifidis, P. (2004). The Digital Revolution and the European Information Society Athens. In Panagiotopoulou, R. (Ed.), The Digital Challenge: Mass Media and Democracy (pp. 461–476). Athens: Tipothito.
  29. Iosifidis, P. (2003). Media Concentration and the Communications White Paper. In Ralph, S., Manchester, H. and Lees, C. (Eds.), Diversity or Anarchy Current Debates in Broadcasting 10 (pp. 207–216). University of Luton Press.
  30. Iosifidis, P. (1998). Concentration of Media Ownership in Western Europe. In Panagiotopoulou, R. (Ed.), The “Construction of Reality” and the Mass Media (pp. 234–243). Athens: Goutenberg.
  31. Iosifidis, P. Media Ownership and Concentration in the United Kingdom. In Noam, E. (Ed.), International Media Concentration OUP.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (3)

  1. Iosifidis, P. (2016). Social Media, Politics and Democracy. Social Media, Politics and Democracy 9 June, City University London.
  2. Iosifidis, P. and Smith, P. (2011). The European Television Sports Rights Market: Balancing Culture and Commerce. Private Television in Europe 28-29 April, Brussels, Belgium.
  3. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Digital tv, digital switchover and public service broadcasting in Europe. .

Internet Publications (2)

  1. Iosifidis, P. and Evens, T. (2014). Ofcom’s “Must Offer” Review Should Ensure More Competition in Sports Rights Market..
  2. Iosifidis, P. Book Review: Media Regulation: Governance and the Interests of Citizens and Consumers by Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone..

Journal Articles (43)

  1. Iosifidis, P. (2017). European Media Policy for the Twenty-First Century: Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, 32(1), pp. 74–77. doi:10.1177/0267323116687820.
  2. Iosifidis, P. (2017). Editorial. International Journal of Digital Television, 8(2), pp. 179–182. doi:10.1386/jdtv.8.2.179_2.
  3. Smith, P., Evens, T. and Iosifidis, P. (2016). The next big match: Convergence, competition and sports media rights. European Journal of Communication, 31(5), pp. 536–550. doi:10.1177/0267323116666479.
  4. Iosifidis, P. (2015). The Plurality Deficit: Public Service Broadcasting and Institutional Competition. Our Beeb section of Open Democracy https://opendemocracy.net/ourbeeb/petros-iosifidis/plurality-deficit-public-service-broadcasting-and-institutional-competition .
  5. Smith, P., Evens, T. and Iosifidis, P. (2015). The regulation of television sports broadcasting: a comparative analysis. Media, Culture and Society, 37(5), pp. 720–736. doi:10.1177/0163443715577244.
  6. Iosifidis, P. and Wheeler, M. (2015). The public sphere and network democracy: Social movements and political change? Global Media Journal, 13(25) .
  7. Iosifidis, P. (2014). Social Media, Democracy and Public Service Media. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 4, pp. 71–88.
  8. Iosifidis, P. (2014). Public Policy and Media Organizations. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, 29(2), pp. 240–241. doi:10.1177/0267323113519546.
  9. Iosifidis, P. and Katsirea, I. (2014). ‘Public service broadcasting in the Era of Austerity’, London, 11 July 2013. International Journal of Digital Television, 5(1), pp. 103–106. doi:10.1386/jdtv.5.1.103_7.
  10. Iosifidis, P. (2014). Commentary: Changing audience habits? The case of TV versus the PC. International Journal of Digital Television, 5(2), pp. 175–178. doi:10.1386/jdtv.5.2.175_7.
  11. Iosifidis, P. (2014). Editorial. International Journal of Digital Television, 5(1), pp. 3–6. doi:10.1386/jdtv.5.1.3_2.
  12. Iosifidis, P. (2014). Editorial. International Journal of Digital Television, 5(2), pp. 119–122. doi:10.1386/jdtv.5.2.119_2.
  13. Iosifidis, P. (2012). Review: P. Lunt and S. Livingstone Media Policy Media Regulation: Governance and the Interests of Citizens and Consumers. LSE Media Policy blog .
  14. Iosifidis, P. (2011). Growing pains? the transition to digital television in Europe. European Journal of Communication, 26(1), pp. 3–17.
  15. Iosifidis, P. (2011). The Public Sphere, Social Networks and Public Service Media. Information, Communication & Society, 14(5), pp. 619–637.
  16. Iosifidis, P. and Meimaris, M. (2011). Social Networks and Public Service Media
    (Guest Editor).
    International Journal of Electronic Governance .
  17. Iosifidis, P. and Meimaris, M. (2011). Editorial. International Journal of Electronic Governance, 4(1-2), pp. 3–8.
  18. Iosifidis, P. (2010). Pluralism and concentration of media ownership: Measurement issues. Javnost, 17(3), pp. 5–21.
  19. Iosifidis, P. (2010). Plurality of Public Service Provision in the UK and Beyond. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 1(2), pp. 253–267.
  20. Iosifidis, P. (2010). Review: M. Debrett, Reinventing Public Service Television. International Journal of Digital Television .
  21. Iosifidis, P. (2008). Public Television in Europe: The French and Greek Cases. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4(3), pp. 349–367.
  22. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Review: K. Sarikakis (ed.) Media and cultural policy in the European Union. European Journal of Communication, 22(4), pp. 517–521. doi:10.1177/02673231070220040806.
  23. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Digital TV, Digital Switchover and Public Service Broadcasting in Europe. Javnost/The Public, 14(1), pp. 5–21.
  24. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Public Television in Small European Countries: Challenges and Strategies. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 3(1), pp. 65–87.
  25. Iosifidis, P. (2007). Public Service Broadcasting
    (Guest Editor).
    Javnost/The Public, 14(1) .

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  26. Iosifidis, P. (2006). Digital switchover in Europe. International Communication Gazette, 68(3), pp. 249–268. doi:10.1177/1748048506063764.
  27. Iosifidis, P. (2005). The Application of EC Competition Policy to the Media Industry. International Journal of Media Management, 7(3-4), pp. 103–111.
  28. Iosifidis, P. (2005). Digital switchover and the role of the new BBC services in digital television take-up. Convergence – The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 11(3), pp. 57–74.
  29. Iosifidis, P. and Leandros, N. (2003). Information Society Strategies in the European Context: The Case of Greece. Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 3(2), pp. 67–96.
  30. Iosifidis, P. (2002). Digital Television in Europe. Television Business International World Markets Research Centre .
  31. Iosifidis, P. (2002). First the UK, now Greece- ‘NOVA’: the First DTV Package. Intermedia, 30(5), pp. 21–24.

    [publisher’s website]

  32. Iosifidis, P. (2002). Digital convergence: Challenges for European regulation. Javnost/The Public, 9(3), pp. 27–48.
  33. Iosifidis, P. (2001). The Internet challenge to television. New Media & Society, 3(3), pp. 389–392. doi:10.1177/1461444801003003009.
  34. Iosifidis, P. (2001). Review: B. Owen The Internet Challenge to Television. New Media and Society, 3(3), pp. 389–392.
  35. Iosifidis, P. and Kiki, I. (2000). Legal Issues concerning Cable TV: The Greek Case. Communications and the Law, 22(2), pp. 5–22.
  36. Iosifidis, P. (2000). Review: R.W. McChesney, E.M. Wood & J.B. Foster (eds.) Capitalism and the Information Age: The Political Economy of the Global Communication Revolution. Reader’s Guide on Social Sciences .
  37. Iosifidis, P. (2000). Review: J. Steemers (ed.) Changing Channels: The Prospects for Television in a Digital World. Reader’s Guide on Social Sciences .
  38. Iosifidis, P. (2000). Review: A. Sreberny-Mohammadi, D. Winseck, J. McKenna & O. Boyd-Barrett (eds.) Media in Global Context: A Reader. Reader’s Guide on Social Sciences .
  39. Iosifidis, P. (2000). Review: D. Hutchison Media Policy: An Introduction. Reader’s Guide on Social Sciences .
  40. Iosifidis, P. (1999). Diversity Versus Concentration in the Deregulated Mass Media Domain. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 76(1), pp. 152–162.
  41. Iosifidis, P. (1997). Pluralism and Media Concentration Policy in the European Union. Javnost/The Public, 4(1), pp. 85–104.
  42. Iosifidis, P. (1997). Methods of Measuring Media Concentration. Media, Culture & Society, 19(3), pp. 643–663.
  43. Iosifidis, P. (1996). Merger Control and Media Pluralism in the EU. Tolley’s Communication Law, 1(6), pp. 247–250.

Reports (2)

  1. Iosifidis, P. (2012). Mapping Digital Media: Digital Television, the Public Interest, and European Regulation. New York: Open Society Foundations.
  2. Iosifidis, P. and Boucas, D. Media Policy and Independent Journalism in Greece. Open Society Foundations.

Education

- Developments in Communication Policy
- Media and Communication Theories
- Issues in Media and Communication Research (5 lectures)
- Sport and Television
- Approaches to Social Research (20 classes)
- Media History and Politics (10 classes)
- Contemporary Issues in Media Studies (10 classes)

Professor Iosifidis is organiser of the Sociology 'Guest Speaker Series'.

Other Activities

Editorial Activities (6)

  1. Special issue title: Nationalism v. Cosmopolitanism, Guest-editor, International Communication Gazette, Apr – Dec 2019.
  2. Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Communication Journal.
  3. Member of the Editorial Board of peer review journal Javnost-The Public.
  4. Member of the Editorial board of Palgrave journal of social sciences.
  5. Editor of the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL TELEVISION (Intellect).
  6. Guest Editor of the International Journal of Electronic Governance.

Events/Conferences (13)

  1. PSA. (Conference) LSE (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Modern Political Communication and Web 2.0 in Representative Democracies --- the United States experience
    Author: P. Iosifidis
    Co-authors: M. Wheeler
  2. PSB. (Seminar) LSE, London (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Greek ERT: state or public service broadcaster?
    Author: P. Iosifidis
  3. Social Media, Politics and Democracy. City University London (2016).
    Description: Half-day conference on 9 June titled “SOCIAL MEDIA, POLITICS & DEMOCRACY”. The event will be accompanied by a book launch of a co-authored book of mine (with M. Wheeler) - see: http://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9781137410290 and http://www.amazon.com/Spheres-Mediated-Networks-Palgrave-Business/dp/1137410299/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=). Speakers will include Dan Mercea, Marisol Sandoval, Andy Chadwick and Darren Lilleker. The venue will be from 2-5pm in ELG15 is the lower ground in Drysdale Building (http://www.city.ac.uk/visit/timetabling-rooms/rooms-by-building/drysdale-building/elg15)
  4. Freedom of Speech in Crisis Zones. City University London (2016).
    Description: Workshop "Freedom of Information in Crisis Zones" under the auspices of the Centre for Journalism Media and Law (City University) in collaboration with Penn State University, USA.
  5. Conference co-organiser INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT. City University London (2016).
    Description: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT - conference addressed to City's MA and PhD students
  6. International Communication and Development. City University London (2015).
    Description: Co-organiser of a conference at City University London titled International Communication and Development
  7. Social Media and Politics. Aldhero, Sardinia, Italy (2015).
    Description: Co-author of a paper titled Social Media and Politics presented in the Information, Communication and Society Symposium (24-26 June 2014, Sardinia, Italy) titled ‘Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies’. For more information please visit the conference website (http://protestcommunicationecologies.com/)
  8. Social Media and the Public Sphere. Sardinia, Italy (2015).
    Description: Conference paper
  9. Public Service Media: The Greek Case. LSE, London (2015).
    Description: Conference Paper
  10. Keynote Speech at a Conference organised by the Ministry of ICT in Seoul, S. Korea. Seoul, S. Korea (2015).
    Description: Keynote Speech
  11. Conference in Prague on Social Media and Democracy. Prague (2014).
    Description: Paper given at a Conference in Prague on Social Media and Democracy
  12. Social Networks and Democracy. Prague (2014).
    Description: Conference paper
  13. Social Mobility and the New Media. Istanbul, Turkey (2014).
    Description: Conference paper

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (5)

  1. Keynote Speech given in Seoul, S. Korea on Media Platforms and Digital Convergence. Seoul, S. Korea (2015). Keynote Speech given in Seoul, S. Korea on Media Platforms and Digital Convergence
  2. From Public Service Media to Public Service Platforms. Seoul, S. Korea (2015). Keynote Speech
  3. Public Service Broadcasting. York, UK (2013). Keynote Speech
  4. KEYNOTE ADDRESS to the "2nd International Conference on the Right of Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age". University of Nicosia, Cyprus (2017). The right of freedom of expression and the principle of a free press are the pillars of contemporary democracy. As digital forms of communication continue to spread, the limits on freedom of expression are seemingly more palpable, particularly in certain parts of the world. Professional journalists are struggling to (re)establish and maintain public trust and confidence in their work, whilst the emergence of participatory journalism challenges the status and values of the profession.

    This two-day conference offers a timely space for scholars and practitioners to explore the broader issue of freedom of expression, with a particular interest in the institutional right of freedom of the media. We would like to investigate whether the inalienable right of freedom of expression and its corollary right of freedom of the media/press are limitless and boundless in the digital age; whether digital forms of communication have revolutionized the mode, the methods and the means of journalism.
  5. Privacy, Freedom of Speech and the Journalism Profession, University of Nicosia, 3 April  2017. Larnaca, Cyprus (2017). Keynote Speaker - 2nd International Conference on the Right of Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age,
    University of Nicosia, 3-4 April  2017

Media Appearances (10)

  1. tbs eFM Primetime, a current affairs program at South Korea's most widely listened-to English-langua. A brief 10 minute phone interviewregarding the role that new media plays in shaping our modern culture and society.
  2. Interview on the theme of Fox-Sky takeover. Interview to S&P Global Market Intelligence, a Standard & Poor's sister company and global provider of financial research, news and intelligence. It was discussed whether growing political opposition to the Fox-Sky takeover might be enough to derail a deal.
  3. Future of Public Service Broadcasting, CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CYBC). Interview to discuss the Future of Public Service Broadcasting, held in CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CYBC) on 3 April 2017.
  4. interview to CNBC. Interview given to CNBC on Social Media and Austerity Policies in Greece (see http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000354252&play=1)
  5. Interviews in Seoul, S. Korea. Interviews given to public and commercial channels in S. Korea on the strategies to be followed by TV channels in the digital converged era.
  6. TV Interview - 5 mins live interview in the 4pm new shour of global news channel ARISE. I gave a 5 mins live interview in the 4pm new shour of global news channel ARISE on the topic of Greece and the Eurozone. Their studios are at New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE.

    Broadcasting 24/7 Arise news joins channels like CNN, BBC, SKY News, Al Jazera, CNBC broadcasting 24/7 on Multichoice platforms DStv and Gotv in Africa as well as coverage throughout the Middle East and North Africa on Hotbird, with American coverage on DIS and Tri-State. In Europe we are broadcast on the sky platform (519) and on freeview (136) here in the UK
  7. Interview to S. Korean Educational Television Broadcaster EBS. Please click 0227_이윤녕.mp4 to access the interview
  8. TV Interview at global new channel ARISE. Live interview given to global news channel ARISE on the topic of Greek new political party SYRIZA that came into power and the consequences of its policies on the Greek society (link to access the interview: https://www.wetransfer.com/).
  9. Interview - Radio Sputnik, Moscow. Interview on the journalism profession and the possibility of unbiased coverage of events
  10. interview. Interview to the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) on new media business models and the UK experience.

Online Articles (25)

  1. Servicio público de televisión en Europa (Public Service TV in Europe). Infoamerican Communication Review(in Spanish), issues 3-4 (ISSN: 1696-2257)
    http://www.infoamerica.org/
  2. PSB in Europe. ANALEKTAHellenic Audiovisual Institute, Athens
  3. Digital Switchover in Europe. DiMEE(in Greek)
    vol. 3, pp. 360-361, (ISSN: 1790-0662).
  4. The British Communications Act 2003: Towards More Competition? DiMEE (Law Journal on Media & Communications)(in Greek)
    (ISSN: 1790-0662).
  5. Telecommunications Deregulation in Europe. Media ViewVol. 4, pp. 56-62
  6. Assessing Media Ownership. Guadernos de Informacion(in Spanish)
    Vol. 12, pp. 94-112 .
  7. Sports and Television: A Love Affair. Media View(in Greek)
    Vol. 4, pp. 42-47
  8. Media Mergers and Acquisitions in Britain. Media View(in Greek)
    Vol. 6, pp. 68-75, (ISSN: 1109-0162)
  9. Top Slicing and Plurality in Public service Broadcasting: A European Review. IntermediaVol. 36, No. 1, pp. 30-3
  10. TV versus the PC: iDTV and the Need to Change Consumer Habits. IntermediaVol. 34, No. 3, pp. 6-9
  11. Co-regulatory measures taken in the European media sector. Hans-Bredow Institute for Media Research, Greek reportpp.135-6 (at: http://ec.europa.eu/avpolicy/docs/library/studies/coregul/final_rep_en.pdf)
  12. The Downfall of Televised Sports Rights: First Britain, Now Greece. IntermediaVol. 30, No. 5, pp. 21-4
  13. The Limits of Competition Policy: Does the EC Competition Framework Ensure Media Diversity and Plurality? IntermediaVol. 30, No. 2, pp. 22-6
  14. Digital Television in Europe. Television Business InternationalWorld Markets Research Centre
  15. Digital Television in Greece. IntermediaVol. 28, No. 5, pp. 12-6
  16. Regulation of Digital TV: A Case Study. IntermediaVol. 27, No. 1, pp. 34-37, (ISSN: 0309-118X).
  17. Regulating Digital TV: The Greek Case. International Journal of Communications Law and Policy 2(ISSN: 1439-6262).
  18. The Incompatibility of the Greek Law with European Law on ‘Main Shareholder’). Imerisia: 51(daily financial newspaper)
    (in Greek)
  19. The Telecommunications Market in Europe. The Naftemporiki(daily financial newspaper)
    (in Greek)
  20. Ownership Patterns in European Television. To Vima tis Kiriakis.in Greek
  21. Television and the Market for Sports Rights. To Vima tis Kiriakisin Greek
  22. ‘The Map of Digital Television in the European Union’. To Vima tis Kiriakis
  23. The Economics of Television. Oikonomikos TachidromosIn Greek
  24. Media Mergers in Europe. To Kerdos(daily newspaper)
    (in Greek)
  25. The Development of Pay-TV in the European Union. To Vima tis Kiriakisin Greek

Radio Programmes (3)

  1. APO AKRI SE AKRI (From Corner to Corner). PUBLIC BROADCASTER ERT (PROTO PROGRAMMA) Coverage of international events - this particular programme concerned the media landscape in various EU coutries in the light of the TV licence auction organised by the Greek government.
  2. Radio Sputnik. radio Sputnik Journalism profession and independent reporting
  3. English World Service; at http://sputniknews.com/radio_looking_forward/20151002/1027912227/media-influence-poll.html. Radio Sputnik, Moscow Pre-recorded radio interview by phone. Questions addressed:1. Media bias is running ever more rampant…Is it at all realistic to hope for an unbiased coverage of events?

    2. Isn’t the media more often than not pushing an agenda?

    3. Take a news source – it should be as unbiased as possible when presenting the news. One doesn’t want a political spin - just the facts. But is that at all possible?

    4. Of course, the problem with the news media being impartial is that things don't happen in a vacuum. It's almost impossible to report on events without talking about why things are happening when reporting... he information itself is only a tiny portion of what the news business is about : it’s the packaging, the personalities and presentation. It’s also ultimately the responsibility of the consumer of the news to weed out what's fact and what's a biased statement, surely?

    5. Can a journalist be inherently objective? Is it a moral issue? Or professional?

Television Programme

  1. BBC One show The Big Question. BBC This is a “faith and ethics” discussion programme on BBC One, aired live at 10am on Sunday. The topic I was invited to debate is: “Is social media killing democracy?”

Other (3)

  1. Consultancies

    I have participated as a national expert on Greek media on various projects initiated by the European Commission and the European Parliament.

    I have carried out various projects on Greek media on behalf of organisations such as the Open Society Foundations (OSF), Institute of European Media Law (EMR), IDATE, etc.
  2. ESRC Peer Review member
  3. National Expert concerning European Commission studies

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