Dr Joan Barata is an international expert in freedom of expression, media freedom and media regulation. He has been the principal adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, as well as Secretary General of the Catalonia Audiovisual Council. He provides regular assistance to different international organisations and entities, including the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Broadcasting Union, the Organisation of American States, UNESCO and USAID among others. Dr Barata is the Founder of the consultancy firm CommVisions, based in Vienna.
Dr Barata is a Research Fellow to the Center for Data and Communication Studies at the Central European University and Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina.
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